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Cytec Mining Chemicals

Delivering Innovations for the Global Mining Industry

Cytec has been a leading supplier of chemical reagents to the mining industry for nearly 100 years, enabling customers to improve productivity and reduce operating costs while meeting complex economic, environmental and metallurgical challenges.

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Cytec Solvay Group develops products that optimize mining operations worldwide in alumina processing, mineral processing, and solvent extraction. As the right partner, with the right chemical technologies at just the right time, 2015 marks 100 years of Cytec Solvay Group’s leadership and commitment to the mining industry.

Cytec Solvay Group enables customers to improve productivity and reduce operating costs while meeting complex economic, environmental and metallurgical challenges. As the demands of the industry are changing, Cytec Solvay Group is partnering with mining companies around the world to deliver reagent solutions for the recovery and production of copper, alumina, gold, nickel / cobalt, polymetallic ores, and many other metals and minerals.

We provide onsite support, where our experienced team works right alongside you to resolve your challenges with robust solutions.

We can offer you peace of mind through our commitment to reliable product supply. Cytec Solvay Group considers itself a supplier and a long-term partner for your business.

The right partner. The right chemical technologies. At just the right time.
This year marks Cytec’s 100 years of commitment to the mining industry. Cytec's products optimize mining operations worldwide in alumina processing, mineral processing, and solvent extraction and continue to lead the way with innovative chemistries and formulation expertise.
Cytec's industry professionals diligently work with customers to solve problems, help optimize production, and identify cost savings opportunities.
Your partnership with Cytec ensures that your project benefits from the latest chemical technology.

Products and industries

Cytec Solvay Group is a leading supplier of chemical reagents to the copper industry enabling its customers to maximize the performance of their operations through optimized reagent selection, superior application expertise, and a constant stream of innovative products and technologies.

Cytec Solvay Group offers a broad range of solvent extraction reagents, collectors (promoters), frothers, flocculants, and depressants; including specialized collectors used to separate in copper sulfide ores and for copper containing byproduct metals, such as gold and molybdenum.

Copper flotation

Cytec Solvay Group uses it’s proprietary FLOTATION MATRIX 100™, a methodology developed in-house, combining the company’s 100 years of experience in flotation, unique chemistries, and our application expertise and insights to optimize mineral flotation.

AEROPHINE®, AERO® and AEROFLOAT® collectors (promoters) are used extensively for the flotation of sulfide minerals including copper, gold, lead, zinc, nickel, iron, and many others that provide improved performance, higher selectivity than more traditional sulfide collectors and better overall metallurgical performance.Copper Solvent Extraction

Cytec Solvay Group also utilizes its proprietary solvent extraction modeling software, MINCHEM®, for the design and optimization of solvent extraction circuits. A version of this program, MEUM™, is made available under license to Cytec Solvay Group customers worldwide.

ACORGA® copper extractants have a proven track record in the industry and are used by the largest copper producing mines in the world.

Solvent extractants for other metals

The company offers a broad range of solvent extractants for the purification and concentration of copper, nickel-cobalt, molybdenum, rare earths and a number of other metals.

CYANEX® extractants are used commercially in a wide range of metal separation applications and have been studied for numerous others.

CYANEX® 923 is a mixture of trialkyl phosphine oxides with a wide range of applications. CYANEX® 600 is a dialkyl phosphinic acid extractant for molybdenum recovery. CYANEX® 572 is a formulation for the separation and recovery of rare earth elements.

Another recent development to assist Cu SX circuits reduce costs is ACORGA® CB1000 Clay Binder for optimal organic phase clay treatment. This technology allows plants to achieve higher flow rates and save costs through reduced bleed requirements and lower entrainment losses.

Alumina Processing

Cytec Solvay Group Alumina has gone from problem to solution with the introduction of premiere products, such as HXPAMS for the Bayer Process and MAX HT® for Sodalite scale control, which created significant value for the industry.

Today, Cytec Solvay Group stands as the innovation leader in the industry and has a full product line of flocculants, scale inhibitors, crystal growth modifiers, defoamers, dewatering aids, bauxite handling aids, auto precipitation reduction aids, humate removal aid, liquor filtration aids, and dust control agents in order to address the needs of the industry.

Alumina Processing, Metal Extraction Products and Mineral Processing

The production of alumina from bauxite requires efficient separation of red mud residue in gravity thickeners to generate pregnant liquor with low solid content. As the quality of bauxite reserves continues to decrease due to increasing levels of reactive silica, more efficient flocculants are needed to prevent these solid-liquid separations from becoming production bottlenecks and increasing costs for alumina producers.

Novel Chemistry for Precious and Base Metals Flotation

Cytec has developed a novel family of collectors designed for the flotation recovery of precious and base metals from primary and secondary ores. A plant trial was conducted in a large epithermal gold operation located in North America that was facing significant losses of gold in fine particles.

Nevada Gold Mines, US

Nevada Gold Mines, a joint venture between Barrick (61.5%) and Newmont Goldcorp (38.5%), comprises ten underground and 12 open-pit mines, two autoclave facilities, two roasting facilities, four oxide mills and five heap leach facilities.

Obuasi Gold Mine, Ghana

The gold operation at Obuasi, 200km north-west of Accra in Ghana, was the major asset of Ashanti Goldfields Company (AGC), established in London in 1897.

Cytec to Adjust Pricing for Mineral Processing and Solvent Extraction Products

Cytec Industries announced today the implementation of a global price adjustment of 7 to 15 percent on all mining products used in mineral processing and solvent extraction including AEROFROTH frothing agents, OREPREP frothing agents, AEROPHINE promoter, SUPERFLOC flocculants, AERODRI surfactant,

30 April 2008

FLOTATION MATRIX 100 to Change the Face of Chemical Reagent Selection

Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) today announced the launch of FLOTATION MATRIX 100™, a new proprietary program for the mining industry, which brings customers to the next level of flotation reagent selection and provides the greatest operational and metallurgical benefits. The

4 April 2005

Changing the Face of Chemical Reagent Selection

Cytec Industries Inc. recently launched FLOTATION MATRIX 100™, an exciting new program for the mineral processing industry that builds on Cytec’s continued commitment to partnering with customers and delivering optimal operational and metallurgical benefits. This proprietary pr

4 April 2005

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Cytec Industries Inc

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Woodland Park
New Jersey 07424
United States of America

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