"IPKON created a revolutionary silicate fixing agent for rock bolting and provided the mining and construction sectors with new opportunities" B. Khassen, director and co-owner.

The BOOMER self-propelled drilling rig and IPKON’s silicate capsules: a perfect match

The Artemyevsky industrial complex hosted the Institute for the Study of Complex Mineral Development (IPKON) for testing their invention: IPKON silicate capsules. Capsules were tested in the mine opening “БОК-6” situated at 600 meters deep. The geology of the rock mass consists of non-commercial reserves of copper-sulphide disseminated in a lava breccia, which is fully […]
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IPKON creates an experimental-industrial complex for the extraction of coal bed methane

Access to eco-friendly energy, improvement of the environmental situation in Kazakhstan, need to increase energy security and to ensure the safety of coal extraction require the development and use of efficient technologies. All the above mentioned range of problems can be solved by an extraction of coalbed methane, which is currently being emitted in large […]
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IPKON receives the visit of Manish Bhati of Allied Mining of India

  IPKON is happy to announce that it has received the visit of Mr. Manish Bhati, proprietor of Allied Mining, an Indian company that specializes in the production of roof bolting machines. Mr. Bhati’s trip allowed him to witness the testing of IPKON’s silicate capsules and he was greatly impressed by the results. IPKON and […]
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How IPKON manufactures and brings to market the best roof anchoring technology

At the end of 2008, The Institute for The Study of Complex Mineral Development (IPKON) built its own production facility to manufacture silicate capsules, which are used for roof anchoring in underground mines. Silicate capsules are now widely used in the world and have proven to be highly effective. The production of these products was […]
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Test results of the flexible unit for anchoring in the “Shakhtynsk” mine of Joint Stock Company “Arcelor Mittal Temirtau”

Structural full-scale testing of a flexible unit for anchoring was held in the mine face of the intermediate drift 322 D6-C and in the walkway for people. The Coal seam D6 in the test zone has a thickness of 4.10 m. Under uniaxial compression, the strength of the coal is 8.0 MPa. The mine face […]
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DSI and IPKON meet to discuss opportunities in Kazakhstan and beyond

Bolat Khassen, director of IPKON was happy to have the visit in Karaganda of Martin Rier, Group Business Development Director of DSI Holding GmbH and Irina Klimchuk General Manager of DSI Techno (Russian Federation) from April 14 to April 15. DSI and IPKON are discussing ways for them to collaborate and develop business opportunities in […]
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The main cost factors associated with anchoring

The analysis of modern working conditions of coal and ore mining enterprises suggests that the bulk of the costs is incurred to establish and maintain the stability of mine workings. It is possible to improve the conditions of mine workings with the introduction in the production process of modern scientific – technical developments and improvements […]
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How can a self generated protective shell improve anchoring?

IPKON LLP elaborated a multi-step flexible unit for anchoring (see figure 1), allowing to achieve a self generated protective shell inside the tunnel of a mine. Every step forms an additional shell with a greater bearing capacity. Figure 1 – Flexible unit for anchoring installed in a mine tunnel. 1. an anchor (rod) made of reinforced […]
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14 factors associated with the installation of a rock-bolt

The quality of roof support achieved with rock bolts depends more on the quality of installation, than on the theoretical strength of the bolts. The cost of installing rock bolts is high. How high depends on many things: the method of mining, the method of installing bolts, the accessories used with the bolts, how many […]
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5 key global trends in the mining industry in 2014

In its 11th annual review of global trends in the mining industry, PwC identifies key trends for the end of 2013, beginning of 2014. 1. THE CONFIDENCE CRISIS: WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET During 2013, the market value of the top 40 mining companies by market capitalization declined by 280 billion dollars, representing […]
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