SELFRAG, supplier of high voltage pulse power fragmentation equipment to geoscience, mining, recycling, and solar industries and institutes, has expanded its global distribution network with the appointment of Chinese distributor, Beijing euSCI Technology. With immediate effect, Beijing euSCI Technology will act as the official distributor for SELFRAG’s laboratory batch equipment in mainland China, as well as the territories of Hong Kong and Macau. The Beijing-based company has been a supplier of geoscientific laboratory equipment for over ten years and has strong links with major institutes throughout China.Owner and General Manager, Brook Zhou, is himself a geology graduate who worked at the China Academy of Sciences before setting up his successful business, distributing scientific instruments to research organisations. SELFRAG’s lab machines will join a range of other prestigious research instruments in Beijing euSCI Technology’s portfolio, including magnetic field equipment from UK manufacturer Bartington and earthquake and tremor measurement equipment from Trimble. Faiz Ahmad, head of Sales & Marketing at SELFRAG says, “We are delighted to work with Beijing euSCI Technology. China is a key and exciting market for SELFRAG and over the past year we have seen a significant growth in interest for our products and technology. With their in-depth understanding of our product and technology, Beijing euSCI Technology is extremely well placed to build upon our existing installed base within some of China’s premier institutes.” SELFRAG’s existing customers include the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing; the China University of Geosciences, Wuhan; and Guangzhou University.The SELFRAG Lab uses high voltage pulse power technology for the selective fragmentation of composite materials, mineralogical and geological samples in the kilogramme range. Standard sample preparation can damage or degrade materials in size, form or chemical composition, whereas the SELFRAG Lab provides a high quality tool for liberating morphologically intact materials. The equipment is used in universities and institutes, as well as the research departments of several mining and recycling companies. Beijing euSCI Technology will distribute SELFRAG Lab equipment throughout China, as well as providing service support in cooperation with SELFRAG’s international service team. Beijing euSCI Technology will also be in a position to discuss SELFRAG’s continuous fragmentation systems with customers in the solar, recycling, and mining industries. These systems use the same technology as the laboratory batch equipment but on a larger scale, allowing continuous processing of materials. As such, each piece of equipment is designed and manufactured according to specific customer requirements.SELFRAG’s continuous systems are able to deliver high-purity fragmentation of silicon rods and speciality glass processing at a rate of up to 2 t/h. The continuous systems are also available for slag processing at a rate of up to 10 tonnes per hour. A pilot plant for mining is in the development phase. “SELFRAG has harnessed a very powerful technology that is precise and clean and has the potential to make a step change in our target industries,” said Zhou.