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.
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.
Cytec Mining Chemicals
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Olympic Dam is a huge mining centre in South Australia, 560km north-west of Adelaide. The site hosts an underground mine and an integrated metallurgical processing plant.
Cytec Industries, a member of the Solvay Group will present and exhibit at the SME annual meeting in Phoenix, AZ, taking place 21 - 24 February.
Cytec Industries will exhibit and present at Hydroprocess 2015 from July 22-24 in Antofagasta, Chile.
Cytec Industries will participate in the Copper Cobalt Africa Eighth Southern African Base Metals Conference in Zambia from July 6 - 8.
Cytec Industries will participate at the ALTA 2015 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE and Gold-Precious Metals conference in Perth, Western Australia taking place May 23 - 30.
Cytec Industries will present and exhibit at the Alumina Quality Workshop in Perth, Australia taking place April 19 - 24.
Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT) is pleased to announce an expanded office and lab facility in Santiago, Chile.
Cytec Industries Inc. (CYT) will be present at ALTA 2014 in Perth, Australia which is taking place on 24 to 31 May.
Cytec Industries has announced that it will present the paper Crud Processing Improvements using ACORGA CB™ 1000 Crud Busting Reagent at ALTA in Perth, Australia.
Cytec has released a white paper on its novel family of collectors designed for the flotation recovery of precious and base metals from primary and secondary ores.
Cytec to Present Recent Developments in Phosphonium Ionic Liquid Technology for the Lubricant Industry
Cytec Industries will share its innovative CYPHOS® phosphonium ionic liquid chemistry at the upcoming Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) in Detroit, MI, May 5-9 2013.
Cytec Industries will feature a range of advanced composite and process material at SAMPE's Spring Conference in Long Beach, California May 6-9, 2013.
Cytec Industries will be a member of the Critical Materials Institue, a new research consortium funded by the US Department of Energy.
Cytec Industries has been awarded the top honour in green chemistry, the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.
Cytec Delivers Innovative Products to Increase Efficiency and Recovery for Mining Companies Worldwide
Cytec metal extraction business has announced the introduction of four innovative technologies for solvent extraction of metals. The first two innovations help mining companies protect against the degradation of their solvent extractant; particularly, degradation that is caused by expo
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,
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
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