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Latest news from SMA Mineral

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Welcome Svante Fielding!

Time flies. We informed you on July 10 Svante would start as President & CEO on September 1: Well, now we are already there. We would therefore like to warmly welcome Svante to SMA Mineral, whishing good development and best of luck!

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New faces at SMA Mineral

Now spring has become summer, we have welcomed two new colleagues who will work closely with customers and suppliers. Kenny, who is strengthening the sales team, and Anna-Maria, who is our new Head of Development and Sustainability.

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Have a great summer!

Summer is finally here and we wish you a nice and relaxing vacation. And just as always, we at SMA Mineral are just a call or an e-mail away. Welcome to contact us!

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Winter liming? Of course!

Liming fields in winter is a big deal. Despite – or perhaps thanks to – the snow and frozen ground, liming has a huge positive impact on pH values and soil structure. According to our sources, it is Finnish farmers who lead the way in terms of winter liming in the Nordic region, while Swedish farmers are the most cautious. Maybe it’s time for a Nordic Championship?

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Rescuing lakes – with 3,000 tonnes of lime

As the drifts of winter snow melt, lakes and watercourses risk being affected by acidification, which can put fish, aquatic animals and plants at risk of dying out. The solution? Powdered lime! Here at SMA Mineral we have now supplied 3,000 tonnes of lime to help ensure the right pH balance in Västernorrland’s lakes.

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Asphalt filler breaks all records in Finland

The asphalt season 2020 broke all records at SMA Mineral in Finland. “This is a huge increase in asphalt fillers, more than three times the quantity we had budgeted for,” says Sales Manager Veli-Matti Marttala.

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An incredible commitment after the fire

Project reconstruction is underway. "We’re cleaning up and tearing down what has been destroyed but at the same time working to rebuild everything as soon as possible", says Jan Batte.

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Coronavirus – update 01/03/2021

Health and safety are our top priority. SMA Mineral is closely monitoring the development of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our continued assessment is that the virus will not affect our delivery capacity.

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Hello summertime!

Summer is here and we wish you peaceful and relaxing weeks. We're relaxing, too, but we're not disconnected. Because, as usual at SMA Mineral, we are always only a phone call or email away.

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Hi Monica!

SMA Mineral has a new sales manager for Sweden and Norway – say hello to Monica Löwenberg!

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Health and safety are our top priority

SMA Mineral is closely monitoring the development of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our current assessment is that the virus will not affect our delivery capacity and that the impact on the business in general will be small.

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Investment transforms Otterbäcken into a new distribution hub

Three large silos have given the Port of Otterbäcken in Värmland, Sweden, a new skyline. They have also created brand new opportunities for SMA Mineral to quickly and efficiently provide the pulp and paper industry with lime products for its production processes. “A mixing and screening station in southern and central Sweden brings great benefits to our customers in the region,” says David Johansson, Logistics Manager at SMA Mineral.

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9,000-year-old lime

Did you know that lime has been a part of human civilisation for thousands of years? How long exactly nobody knows, but floor structures dating back just over 9,000 years that used lime binders have been found in the Mediterranean countries. Mankind therefore needs lime in various forms and it enhances our quality of life – yesterday, today and tomorrow.

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The right product, at the right time, in the right place

Many large, complex manufacturing processes are dependent on limestone products – just at the right moment. Which is why quick and secure transport operations are important. How does it work? Come and have a look, from order to delivery!

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Quality products and world class service

SMA Mineral produces agricultural lime at four units in Falköping, Stigtomta, Rättvik and Filipstad. Annual sales are 30,000–40,000 tonnes, from Hälsingland in the north to Kalmar in the south.

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“I just pick up the phone”

Michael Isoz, a landowner and farmer near Trosa in Sörmland, sees considerable advantages in using liming to improve soil structure, and he has a good working relationship with SMA Mineral. “Liming doesn’t solve every problem, but it does make life that bit easier and provides greater stability on a day-to-day basis,” he says.

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SMA Mineral supporting a project for cleaner air and water

SMA Mineral supports the Algoland research project. One of the aims of the project is to bind carbon dioxide from the lime and cement industry's flue gasses to algae that can then be used as fodder, raw materials for chemicals, biofuel etc.

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“We make waste oil as good as new”

Hello Magnus Öman, MD of Svensk Oljeåtervinning*. You recycle waste oil – tell us more! “Exactly! We collect different types of waste oil. Mainly oil from shipping, car workshops and industries.

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The greatest challenge so far

Mälarbanan – a race against the clock. SMA Mineral was commissioned to deliver KC Binder, lime cement, for the construction of the new railway tracks on Mälarbanan – nothing odd about that. The real challenge turned out to be that the job, which would normally take ten weeks, had to be done in ten days. - 400 tons (of KC Binder) had to be delivered every day day, says Jarek Fastlind at SMA Mineral.

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Kalkkimaa quarry 100th anniversary was a success

SMA Mineral Oy became better known to the people as a company – we continue to operate for another hundred years. Kalkkimaa celebration and open doors was held on May 19, 2017 in Tornio. SMA Mineral opened its doors to the Kalkkimaa quarry and in addition for the first tome also for the Ristimaa quarry.

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Statement from the CEO

Read about our core values, vision and customer promise. Daniel Juvél, President and CEO at SMA Mineral, describes the companys targets for the future.

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Recovery and reuse to protect the environment

Oil recovery company Svensk Oljeåtervinning has been part of the SMA Mineral Group since May 2016. The company was started by Cornelis Saers in 2002 is now one of the larger Swedish firms operating in the oil recovery sector.