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 (14)

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ACORGA® CR60 series reagents are processing aids designed to help solvent extraction operations reduce crud formation
Product functions: Easy To Use, Low Dosage, Water Soluble
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ACORGA® K2000 is a ketoxime-based solvent extraction reagent. Though seldom used by itself in copper solvent extraction circuits because of its relatively poor
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The ACORGA® M series of copper solvent extractants have a proven track record in the industry and are used by the largest copper producing mines in the world.
Product functions: Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, High-Grade Pls, Low Mid Ph, Strong Aldoxime
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The ACORGA® M series of copper solvent extractants have a proven track record in the industry and are used by the largest copper producing mines in the world.
Product functions: Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, High-Grade Pls, Low Mid Ph, Strong Aldoxime
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The ACORGA® M series of copper solvent extractants have a proven track record in the industry and are used by the largest copper producing mines in the world.
Product functions: Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, Mid Ph, Mid-Grade Pls, Mid-Strength Aldoxime
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The ACORGA® M series of copper solvent extractants have a proven track record in the industry and are used by the largest copper producing mines in the world.
Product functions: Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, High pH, Weak Aldoxime, Low Mid-Grade Pls
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ACORGA NR series copper SX reagents are designed to help mining companies by protecting against degradation of their solvent extractant from nitration
Product functions: Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, Mid Ph, Mid-Grade Pls, Nitration Resistant
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ACORGA NR series copper SX reagents are designed to help mining companies by protecting against degradation of their solvent extractant from nitration
Product functions: Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, High pH, Nitration Resistant, Low Mid-Grade Pls
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ACORGA® OPT solvent extraction reagents are proprietary formulations specifically designed to increase Cu transfer as compared to unmodified aldoxime:ketoxime
Product functions: Aldoxime/Ketoxime Blend, Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, High-Grade Pls, Mid-Grade Pls
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ACORGA OR series copper solvent extractants are designed to help mining companies by protecting against degradation of their solvent extractant.
Product functions: Degradation Resistant, Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, Mid Ph, Mid-Grade Pls
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ACORGA OR series copper solvent extractants are designed to help mining companies by protecting against degradation of their solvent extractant.
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ACORGA OR series copper solvent extractants are designed to help mining companies by protecting against degradation of their solvent extractant.
Product functions: Degradation Resistant, Ester Modified, Fast Kinetics, High Cu/Fe Selectivity, High pH, Low Mid-Grade Pls
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CYANEX® 272 is a dialkyl phosphinic acid extractant widely used for the separation of cobalt from nickel to produce high purity cobalt salts and cobalt metal.
Product functions: High Co/Ni Selectivity, High Recovery, High Stability
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CYANEX® 936P is a phosphorus-based extractant specifically formulated for lithium (Li)
Product functions: High Li/Na Selectivity, High Recovery