Solvay offers a broad range of solvent extractants for purification and concentration of copper, nickel/cobalt, lithium, molybdenum, rare earths and various other metals.


Our oxime-based ACORGA® range of copper extractants has a proven track record in the industry and is used by the largest copper producing mines in the world. This  wide range includes modified aldoximes, modified aldoxime: ketoxime blends, as well as specialized nitration-resistant and oxidation-resistant extractants.


Our phosphinic acid-based CYANEX® range of extractants is used in a wide variety of metal applications such as:

  • Separation of cobalt from nickel
  • Separation of cobalt and nickel from manganese and magnesium
  • Extraction of molybdenum
  • Extraction of lithium
  • Recovery of rare earth elements


Solvay also offers a range of processing aids to promote organic phase quality, improve efficiency of clay treatment or optimize electrowinning operations.


We provide customers a complete package - reagents, application support, technical service and modelling capabilities - to help mining operations improve their productivity and reduce operating costs while meeting complex economic, environmental and metallurgical challenges.

Our products for solvent extraction (18)