Sep 19, 2017 Metso World blog

Rock, minerals and industrial design

Jani Puroranta
Jani Puroranta
Chief Digital Officer
Modern society would not exist without aggregates and minerals. Those are needed for infrastructures, industry processes and commodity items. Industrial design plays a central role in the sustainable processing of rock and minerals.

It is estimated that more than 70% of the world’s population will live in cities. This places immense pressure on rock and minerals processing industry: what doesn’t grow, needs to be excavated and recycled more and more efficiently. In addition to minerals, natural sand dug from river and ocean beds is a diminishing resource, and new replacing materials like crushed sand need to be developed and taken into use.  More focus is also needed to improve energy efficiency – today, some 4% of the world’s energy production is used in rock and minerals processing.

If you are interested in finding out how industrial design and digitalization can help build more sustainable solutions and a better future for all of us see the video clip of my presentation at the Helsinki Design Week 2017. You can find the slide deck in Finnish below.