As the largest producer of sodium cyanide in the world, Draslovka is a global organization of chemistry experts and innovators dedicated to the future of our planet. We deliver innovative services that enable our mining clients to achieve their goals while minimizing their environmental impact.
Using cutting-edge technology, we are leading the change towards sustainability in the mining industry with solutions such as Glycine Leaching Technology, AI-based setpoint advisory software, and our unique, in-line mineral analyzers which leverage machine learning and DRS technology to provide real-time insights for process optimization.
We are a Czech-based, family-owned company with business units in 7 territories and sales teams in more than 80 countries. We provide our clients with the largest and most robust network of expert support, in addition to operating the largest distribution network in the Americas. Our team has more than 200 years of collective experience, with extensive metallurgical expertise.
While we have a rich heritage in hydrogen cyanide production and chemistry, our ambition to leave the planet better than we found it is the driving force behind our growing portfolio of investments in breakthrough mining technologies.
Innovation is at the core of our company culture, and we are always exploring new ways to improve our products and processes by reimagining what’s possible. We invest heavily in research and development to create innovative solutions that promote the responsible stewardship of natural resources and create new realms of possibility. Our Mining Innovation Centre is continuously developing breakthrough technologies to future-proof our clients’ mining operations.
Glycine Leaching Technology (GLT)
Developed with Curtin University, GLT is a revolutionary new metal leaching technology which combines glycine (a non-toxic chemical), with sodium cyanide for the enhanced recovery of gold & other precious metals (using GlyCatTM) as well as copper, nickel & cobalt (using GlyLeachTM).
GlyCatTM excels at handling high cyanide consuming ores containing base metals and pyrite, because glycine acts synergistically with cyanide through smart chemistry that results in significantly less cyanide being required to leach gold and other precious metals. GlyCatTM provides substantial benefits, namely: up to 90% reduction in cyanide consumption, up to 50% reduction in processing costs, improved recovery of some minerals such as tellurides, as well as boosting ESG through reducing the need for detoxification.
GlyLeachTM selectively leaches base metals such as nickel, cobalt and copper. It’s an environmentally friendly and sustainable process that provides more targeted and efficient leaching at a lower cost. GlyLeach™ has the remarkable ability to unlock carbonate hosted copper oxide deposits. These deposits, which were previously inaccessible through traditional acid leaching methods due to excessive acid usage, can now be processed profitably. Because glycine is a more selective lixiviant than acid, almost no non-target metals like magnesium or iron are extracted in the process. GlyLeach™ enables production from tailings at a lower cost, and in a more environmentally friendly way.
As a primary reagent, glycine is environmentally friendly and can be recycled and re-used, providing a major cost advantage over and above the reduction of cyanide consumption.
SimonAI: an always-on AI metallurgist
SimonAI is a breakthrough in real time analytics for mineral processing. It’s an intelligent setpoint advisor that uses the power of AI to support metallurgists.
SimonAI provides actionable insights that enable end-to-end optimization across grinding/crushing, flotation & leaching processes. This AI metallurgist analyzes your data around the clock and helps you get the most from your plant by identifying opportunities & recommending actions for improved recovery and throughput.
Backed by our deep operations and metallurgy expertise, you could see a 5-7% increase in throughput and a 1-3% improvement in recovery.
SimonAI goes beyond other AI tools by using machine learning technology to recommend optimal setpoints. This intuitive platform makes operators’ lives easier with clear workflows, recommendations, and tracking for improved efficiency.
Blue Cube In-Line Mineral Analyzers
Our range of Blue Cube Analyzers include mineral process analysers, slurry stream analysers, chrome analysers, copper analysers and silica analysers.
Our state-of-the-art instrumentation is based on diffuse reflective spectroscopy combined with proprietary chemometric techniques. These “smart analyzers” provide real-time insights on a wide variety of measurements: both light and heavy elements, minerals, particle size and % solids.
Boasting a small footprint, our in-line instrumentation is easy to integrate with no sample streams, sample pumps, or multiplexers required. Another advantage is that the system is mechanically simple, having only two moving parts with no high wear components – making this a very low maintenance solution. Finally, output from the Blue Cube Analyzers can easily be linked to your SCADA system for seamless insights.
Sodium Cyanide (NaCN)
Draslovka has been refining the art of cyanide-based chemistry for more than 100 years. We are the leading authority on cyanide production technology, with the most efficient production process in the world, and the largest distribution network in the Americas.
Our NaCN offers quality that consistently exceeds industry specifications, which means you get more cyanide per ton and reduced maintenance costs. Our technical services team are cyanide experts and ensure continual process improvements. We also offer specialized expertise in process safety management through our product stewardship program.
With the largest distribution network in the Americas, we offer our clients seamless supply of high-quality sodium cyanide briquettes and solution, with a wide range of packaging options to suit your needs.