First Test Minerals Limited

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First Test Minerals Limited

70 Chipponds Drive
St Austell
Cornwall
PL25 5DE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)7881 274496
Email: info@firsttestminerals.com
Web: http://www.firsttestminerals.com

Registration Number: 8855327

Primary Contact

Frank Hart

Frank Hart

Managing Director

Tel: +44(0)7881 274496
Email: info@firsttestminerals.com

Company Profile

Independent and Confidential Evaluation of Clay Minerals

Owned and managed by Frank Hart who has over 30 years experience in the kaolin industry

REFINING (typically core drill samples)

Laboratory scale: Blunge, screen, filter, dry & test
Calculate yield

Pilot Plant Scale: Blunge, hydrocyclone, centrifuge, froth flotation, magnet, bleach, filter, dry & test
Calculate energy inputs and mass distribution

TESTING

UKAS accredited laboratories selected where possible
JORC principles followed where possible

Chemical Analysis by XRF
Mineralogical Analysis by XRD
SEM and TEM
ISO Brightness and Bleached Brightness
Einlehner Abrasion
Particle Size by Sedigraph
BET Surface Area
Pore Size
% retained at 45 microns with description
Low shear viscosity
High shear viscosity
Oil Absorption
pH
Bulk Density
Ceramic Fired properties
Ceramic Casting properties
Modulus of Rupture

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATION TRIALS

Glass Melt with seed count etc
Paper hand sheets with ink absorption etc
Ceramic body with trial plate manufacture
Paint batch with viscosity etc

MARKETING ADVICE