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									Sandvik signs global distribution agreement for
Explorer plastic core trays and accessories
Sandvik Mining and Construction is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive
distribution agreement with International Mining Supplies Pty Ltd (IMS) based on the
Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia for the worldwide supply of the "Explorer" plastic
core trays and accessories (

IMS is considered the market leader in the development of core sample trays and core
boxes since 1995 when they launched the ‘Explorer’ Core tray. The ‘Explorer’ core tray
was one of the first core trays in the world to use superior strength polypropylene. They
were also the first to introduce built in handles, and a labeling facility and clip in core

Benefits of plastic core trays

The ‘Explorer’ core tray is now widely used throughout the industry because of its
exceptional quality and improved safety and handling features. The’ Explorer ‘Core Tray
is produced using highly UV stabilised polypropylene, which gives it longevity in the field.
There are numerous features built-in to assist the geologists, the plastic core trays are
safer to handle with no sharp edges, they stack safely for transport and storage, are non-
magnetic for easy magnetic susceptibility readings and will not rust in tropical climates.

New design Explorer core tray to NEST as well as stack

“We believe in continually improving what we offer to the mining and exploration
industries and we look forward to providing them with even further improvements and
new ideas over time” says Walter Meyer, Director IMS. A new core tray series, which will
be available in 2009, is a breakthrough in design since it will not only stack for safe
transport and storage of diamond drill core, but also nest to minimise warehousing space
required, and freight costs.

This global distribution agreement formalizes a relationship that is already working well in
Australia. Globally, the agreement complements Sandvik Mining and Construction’s
exploration drilling and core storage and handling product range.

For further information please contact:
Peter Graham-Sutton, Global Product Line Manager, Geological products
Direct Phone +61 8 8179 5021
Walter Meyer, Director, IMS, International Mining Supplies PTY LTD
Phone +61 7 5472 7850

Sandvik is a global industrial group with advanced products and world-leading positions in selected
areas – tools for metal cutting, machinery and tools for rock excavation, stainless materials, special
alloys, metallic and ceramic resistance materials as well as process systems. The Group had at the
end of 2007 about 47,000 employees and representation in 130 countries, with annual sales of
more than SEK 86,000 M.

Sandvik Mining and Construction is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a leading global
supplier of machinery, cemented-carbide tools, service and technical solutions for the excavation
and sizing of rock and minerals in the mining and construction industries. Annual sales 2007
amounted to about SEK 33,100 M, with approximately 15,200 employees.

Sandvik Mining and Construction AB
p: +46 26 26 22 48
f: +46 26 26 02 30

     IMS - International Mining Supplies PTY LTD 32 Central Park Drive Yandina QLD 4561
           p: 07 5472 7850 f: 07 5472 7744 e:

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