Welcome to Solids & Bulk Handling

Solids & Bulk Handling magazine is the industry's leading magazine, and our website aims to provide you with a wealth of information on the loose bulk materials handling market.

We hope that Solids & Bulk online will become your one-stop-shop for information on the materials handling market.

As well as providing you with up-to-date news, new technologies, events, product information and company profiles, you will also be able to catch-up with the latest issue of your favourite magazine, Solids & Bulk Handling. Feel free to peruse our back catalogue - containing all the issues since 2010.

If you have news that you wish to upload to our new website please email steve.good@informa.com to find out about our great membership options.

    Latest industry news

  • Morrisons Hit by Metal In Green Beans Scare

    Morrisons Hit by Metal In Green Beans Scare   —   April 24, 2017

    On Friday 21st April 2017, UK supermarket giant Morrisons was faced with a ‘Metal In Food’ health scare.  As reported by the BBC and others, two customers found the metal in packets of the vegetables in Manchester and Glasgow stores.

  • Controlling your Ingredients

    Controlling your Ingredients   —   April 20, 2017

    When it comes to investment in new equipment, control of ingredients handling is a sector of food manufacturing that’s often given much lower priority than it deserves compared to main process equipment, yet if the fundamentals of ingredients handling are disregarded at the procurement and design stage, it can cause havoc to your production line.  And whilst it may be obvious that the mechanical or vacuum conveyors, mixers, bulk bag unloaders, sieves etc. should be of robust construction and proven design, the control of their function is often the make-or-break element.  It is important to establish that the supplier has a team of electrical (as well as mechanical designers) who understand your requirements and can provide sound advice and fast back up.

  • Best Materials to Convey in Aero Mechanical Conveyors

    Best Materials to Convey in Aero Mechanical Conveyors   —   April 20, 2017

    At Spiroflow, we are regularly asked what is the best material to convey inside an Aero Mechanical Conveyor. In this article you will find a breakdown of the material that will work, might work dependent on application considerations, and will not work in an Aero Mechanical Conveyor.

  • Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider

    Mechanical Conveyor Choices: Everything to Consider   —   April 20, 2017

    Selecting the best mechanical conveyor for an application is crucial to processing success and for business profits. Spiroflow has a comprehensive range of conveyors that processers can choose from and our main objective is to provide our customers with the safest, most efficient, and most reliable conveying solution for their application.

  • BULKEX17 registration opens   —   April 19, 2017

    BULKEX17, the annual conference of the Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) is open for registrations. Bulk Handling Today and Tomorrow will be held on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October 2017 at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham.

  • Plate Magnets Remove Metal from Tobacco

    Plate Magnets Remove Metal from Tobacco   —   April 18, 2017

    Bunting Magnetic Europe manufactured a record number of Plate Magnets for Export to Indonesian tobacco processing plants in 2016.  Each Plate Magnet is installed to magnetically attract and hold tramp metal and nearly 100 were manufactured.

  • Solids continues with its rapid growth   —   April 13, 2017

    On 10 & 11 May 2017, the two trade shows Solids and Recycling-Technik will again take place in Dortmund. 

  • CEMEX reaches bold target

    CEMEX reaches bold target   —   April 11, 2017

    A bold target for diverting waste from landfill of 80% has been reached by CEMEX UK.