(General Information Release January 2006)

BANYO, Brisbane, Australia and CARDIFF, Wales, UK – Ludowici Mineral Processing Equipment Pty Ltd (LMPE) and Maelgwyn Mineral Services Ltd (MMS) have finalised an exclusive international licensing agreement for MMS’s Pneumatic Flotation Process Technology called ImhoflotTM. The license covers Australia, the Asia-Pacific region including China. The technology will be utilized for the recovery of floatable valuable minerals.

Ludowici MPE General Manager, Mike Trench commented, “LMPE is very excited to partner with MMS since the Imhoflot Flotation Technology compliments our existing product range and will further enhance LMPE’s position as a market leader supplying world class technology. The Imhoflot Flotation Process will also enhance LMPE’s position in hard rock mining operations”.

Maelgwyn Mineral Services Managing Director, Michael Battersby commented, “MMS is extremely pleased to be partnering with Ludowici MPE in the Asia-Pacific region. This will accelerate the international distribution and commercialisation of our technology. The Imhoflot Pneumatic Flotation Technology can significantly reduce capital and operating costs due to its smaller foot print (higher capacity) and lower energy consumption. It can also significantly enhance metallurgical performance due to the high selectivity and low levels of gangue entrainment that result from the process”.

Ludowici MPE is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ludowici Limited, an Australian public company established in 1858 and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Ludowici MPE provides material handling and process equipment products and services for mining/mineral processing operations. Capabilities range from initial evaluation of customer plant conditions, equipment selection and sizing, operation optimisation and maintenance services. With offices located near major mining operation in Australia and worldwide (i.e. Chile, China, S Africa, USA), Ludowici MPE possesses the global presence that is increasingly important for mining/mineral processing and production.

Contact Carlos Halim
Ludowici MPE Pty Ltd
Ph: +61 7 3292 4444