Metso Corporate Newsroom News 2023 Metso opens completely renovated minerals processing laboratory in Pori, Finland
Press release October 5, 2023

Metso opens completely renovated minerals processing laboratory in Pori, Finland

Metso Corporation’s press release on October 5, 2023, at 09:00 a.m. EEST

Metso has opened a completely renovated minerals processing laboratory in Pori, Finland. The unique laboratory significantly expands Metso’s ore sample and process testing capability, allowing safe and efficient testing around the clock.

“The number of minerals testing projects has increased steadily during recent years. The new facility enables us to better meet the needs of our customers, for example, by handling larger sample sizes, and boosts our capacity to serve also the expanding testing needs of the battery minerals sector,” explains
 Elina Wiik, Manager, Minerals Processing Laboratories at Metso.

In the design of the laboratory, special emphasis was put on lean processes, a safe working environment and proper ventilation. The new setup enables optimized workflows; for instance, each Metso laboratory flotation cell is placed in a separate safety cabinet. “This gives us the possibility to use a large number of flotation reagents and to perform complex separation tests for a wide range of samples and ore types. Our test work is enhanced by using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment. One of the unique features of the laboratory is the carefully designed facility for safe dry sample preparation, crushing, screening, and splitting,” Wiik says.

With its unique portfolio of advanced and reliable testing and process expertise as well as process simulation, Metso is a leading supplier in the industry. These capabilities not only help predict and gather test data to deliver optimized process flowsheets, they also support the mining operations to improve recovery, resource efficiency and sustainability with, for example, Metso’s Planet Positive solutions.

Read more about Metso’s research and testing capabilities on our website.

Further information:

Elina Wiik, Manager, Minerals Processing Laboratories, tel. +358 40 842 2788, email: elina.wiik(at)

Helena Marjaranta, Vice President, Communications and Brand, Metso, tel. +358 20 484 3212, email: helena.marjaranta(at)

Metso is a frontrunner in providing sustainable technologies, end-to-end solutions and services for the aggregates, minerals processing and metals refining industries globally. By helping our customers increase their productivity, improve their energy and water efficiency and environmental performance with our process and product expertise, we are the partner for positive change.

Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Metso employs over 16,000 people in close to 50 countries and sales for 2022 were about EUR 5.3 billion. The company is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.,