INVESTMENTS

CALCINED ANTHRACITE (SOUTH AFRICA)

Canaf, via its wholly owned South African subsidiary, Quantum Screening and Crushing (Pty) Ltd (“Quantum”), owns 70% of Southern Coal (Pty) Ltd. (“Southern Coal”), a private South African company that produces calcined anthracite. 

 

Southern Coal has been supplying calcined anthracite to South African sinter facilities for over 20 years and has earnt a reputation as being a reliable, responsible and quality provider of anthracite reductants to major companies.

Southern Coal is a proud Level 5 B-BBEE Contributor.

For any enquires to purchase or for pricing on Southern Coal’s calcined anthracite and other reductants please email info@canafinvestments.com.

WHAT IS CALCINED ANTHRACITE?

Calcined anthracite is effectively anthracite coal that has been heat treated.  The process burns off the volatile fraction of the anthracite, and the effective carbon content is increased.  Calcined anthracite qualities will vary according to the feed material that is used.

SOUTHERN COAL'S PROCESS

Southern Coal produces calcined anthracite via its three rotary kilns, by heating anthracite coal to between 900 and 1000 degrees centigrade.  Two of Southern Coal’s kilns are heated via electrical elements and it most modern kiln, commissioned in 2016, is not only an autogenous (self-sustaining) process but also environmentally compliant to the new South African Air Quality Act.

 

Southern Coal prides itself on strict quality control procedures.  It has its own in-house laboratory so that regular testing can be carried out to control incoming and outgoing materials, as well as to assist in monitoring the calcining process.  For accredited product testing and analysis, Southern Coal utilises an independent laboratory that is located adjacent to its own premises.

 

Southern Coal operates at Ballengeich, near Newcastle, KwaZulu Natal where it is strategically located close to the majority of South Africa’s anthracite mines.

PRODUCTS

At Southern Coal a variety of feed materials from different mines, with varying qualities and chemical analysis, can be sourced and so a variety of products can be produced.

 

In addition to the calcining process, Southern Coal equally focuses on sizing of its calcined materials.  This is carried out using its three double-deck screening plants, a variety of crushers, and strict quality control measures.  The most common size fractions available at Southern Coal are 0-6mm, 0-10mm and 10-20mm.

For more information on Southern Coal’s product and availability please contact info@canafinvestments.com.

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