Saddle Brook, N.J., February 20, 2019 – Solvay will share its latest mining industry insight and expertise at the 2019 SME Annual Conference and Expo. At SME, Solvay will also debut a new digital platform, a first-of-its-kind offering for mining operations. The flagship event will occur from February 24-27 in Denver, Colorado, providing a forum for Solvay to share innovative ideas, best practices and research with other mining professionals and unlock new opportunities.  

“A number of macro trends are impacting the mining industry, including the decline in available ore grades and sustainability challenges,” explained Chuck Price, executive vice president for Solvay’s Mining Solutions business. “To thrive in today’s operating environment, mines need more selective and tailored reagents to reduce their operational costs and impact on employees and the environment. They also need on-site applications support and tools that enable them to achieve and maintain optimal conditions in a dynamic environment. We help the mining industry do more with less, and support the industry in becoming a more sustainable and responsible source of the world’s metals and minerals through our reagents and expertise.”

Solvay’s experts will share developments in mining reagents and their applications through participation in various sessions and presentations:

  • Technical Session: Industrial Minerals & Aggregates: Digitalization, Automation & Control Strategies, Part I: Processing and Applications | Tuesday, February 26 | Room 106 | AM

  • Solvay Presentation: Improving Physical SX Performance for Agitated Leach Feeds by Chemical Treatment of the PLS | Tuesday, February 26 | Room 703 | 3:35 PM

  • Solvay Presentation: Improving Froth Characteristics in FMI Morenci Concentrator Using Customized Frother Blend | Wednesday, February 27 | Room 705 | 3:34 PM

Solvay Mining Solutions’ portfolio of advanced mining reagents includes ACORGA® and CYANEX® extractants; AERO® promoters; AEROPHINE® flotation collectors; AERODRI® dewatering aids; and ACCOPHOS® heavy metal removal agents, among others. These products support the recovery of various precious and base metals and minerals, such as copper, gold, nickel, cobalt, molybdenum, lithium, phosphate, iron, polymetallic ores and platinum group metals.  

To learn more about Solvay’s portfolio and capabilities, visit booth number #1602.



About Solvay Technology Solutions  

Solvay Mining Solutions is part of the Solvay Technology Solutions global business unit (GBU). Solvay’s Technology Solutions GBU incorporates the Mining Solutions, Phosphorus Specialties, and Additive Technologies business lines. The combination of these businesses affords an opportunity for each business to maintain its unique leadership role while creating a strong, synergistic organization built with a team of experienced professionals focused on customer collaboration and intelligent innovation.


About Solvay

Solvay is an advanced materials and specialty chemicals company, committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. Solvay innovates and partners with customers worldwide in many diverse end markets. Its products are used in planes, cars, batteries, smart and medical devices, as well as in mineral and oil and gas extraction, enhancing efficiency and sustainability. Its lightweighting materials promote cleaner mobility, its formulations optimize the use of resources and its performance chemicals improve air and water quality. Solvay is headquartered in Brussels with around 26,800 employees in 61 countries. Net sales were €10.1 billion in 2017, with 90% from activities where Solvay ranks among the world’s top 3 leaders, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 22%. Solvay SA (SOLB.BE) is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (Bloomberg: SOLB.BB - Reuters: SOLB.BR) and in the United States its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a level-1 ADR program. Financial figures take into account the announced divestment of Polyamides.

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