In the mining industry, heavy-duty degreasing in has historically been performed using kerosene-based solvents, concentrated caustic degreasers or flammable solvents such as MEK or thinners.
Blue Iron Cove offers plant-based and biodegradable chemical products to replace hazardous cleaning chemicals such as acids, caustics and dangerous solvents from workplace environments in the mining industry.
Our chemical technologies offer advanced performance and ensure companies comply with ISO 14000 Environmental Standards and ISO 18000 Occupational Health and Safety Standards with non-hazardous, non-toxic formulations.
They are designed to replace traditional toxic or flammable petroleum-based solvents, chlorinated solvents, mineral acids, glycol ether, and metasilicate-based degreasers, as well as acidic, caustic and caustic-based detergents.
Hazardous chemical replacement technologies for the mining industry
Blue Iron Cove provides cost-effective safe chemistries that reduce lifecycle costs and prevent damage to assets, workers and the environment during the cleaning process.
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In the engineering and operational mining fields, a high-cost problem for plants and equipment is corrosion. Our safe chemistries can eliminate this risk and reduce long-term maintenance costs.
Safe chemicals for descaling and concrete removal
Mining industry applications include descaling, safe degreasing, concrete removal in shotcreting areas and surface preparation.
Highly effective descaling and concrete removal are achieved consistently with Blue Iron Cove’s acid replacement technology Kookaburra Gel.
Kookaburra Gel is safe for workers and the environment, without causing corrosion or damage to vehicles and equipment. It is safe to apply on any painted surfaces, truck cabs, wheels, electrical connections and glass.
Degreasers for mining industry applications
Our high-performance, plant-based degreasers are designed to replace hazardous solvents. They leave a residue-free finish on surfaces due to their unique ability to be rinsed away with water.
The VG 2020 plant-based heavy-duty degreaser has five times the degreasing power of kerosene but can be diluted according to the application.
The readily biodegradable VG 2020 facilitates trade waste management and enables heavy-duty degreasing without releasing VOCs.
Washing degreaser for cleaning mining equipment
The BIO 1000 parts washing degreaser replaces hydrocarbon degreasers for use in baths, offering optimal performance and safety. It can also be used in cleaning benches, with ultrasonic or other manual processing technologies.
BIO 1000 is compatible with a large range of metals, plastics and rubber without causing damage to the seals of the parts washer systems. It will remove all types of lubricants, including mineral, plant or synthetic and those charged with particles, with an exception of perfluorinated lubricants.
The product removes full and soluble cutting oils, corrosion protective oils and waxes, bituminous coatings and deposits, as well as residues of mould release agents used in plastic processing industries.
Water-based paint strippers
Blue Iron Cove offers safe chemistry water-based paint strippers, which replace toxic methylene chloride strippers, as well as solvent or water-based cleaners that leave a residue-free finish to enhance surface preparation cleaning.
We work with our clients to reduce process lifecycle costs, improve cleaning performance, protect assets and provide safety for workers and the environment.
With production and warehousing facilities in Brisbane and Perth in Australia, Blue Iron Cove effectively services overseas markets and Australia in all states, including supply to remote mine sites.
Blue Iron Cove (BIC), has released VG-Shield, which is a unique protective and cleaning agent for concrete mixers and equipment in the mining, shotcrete and construction industries.
Blue Iron Cove has released a new innovative gel concrete stripper called Kookaburra Gel, which utilises patented acid replacement technology.