Ore HandlingSuperabsorbent polymers (SAP) for Mining applications

Some ores exhibit sticky behavior which makes them difficult to handle and treat, especially when subjected to movements that generate a liquefaction phenomenon and make them even stickier, such as shipping by boat, movement by conveyor belts, and through chutes.

Our solutions are primarily used as anti-clogging agents for dry mineral processing, ore handling, and friability of frozen ores.

SNF also has ongoing projects with several customers to find a mitigation solution to bulk cargo liquefaction issues.

As innovative and emerging applications, SNF is currently working with mining companies on all continents on projects involving the use of our products.

Dry Mineral Processing

FLODRI™ ICE  products enables optimization of the throughput and performance of dry processing equipment, especially in the rainy season.

Ore Handling
Ore Handling

Handling and Transportation

FLODRI™ ICE products can be used to facilitate each step of the transport and handling of ores that are naturally sticky and pseudo-liquid.

Handling and Processing of Frozen Ores

FLODRI™ ICE products makes frozen ores more brittle, which facilitates handling, storage, loading and unloading of frozen ores or concentrates. FLODRI™ ICE must be applied before the ore freezes.

Ore Handling
Ore Handling

Tailings Management

FLODRI™ ICE products can be used to solidify tailings pulps and give a solid appearance to wet/muddy residues facilitating their handling, stacking and improving the tailings storage area stability.

Mitigating Ore Liquefaction Risk

There is a liquefaction risk with certain cargoes, especially in the case of iron, nickel and bauxite ores or concentrates. LIQUEFACTION is a phenomenon wherein wet ore loses a large percentage of its shear resistance, when subjected to transient or periodic loading, and flows in liquid-like manner. Since the holds of bulk carriers are not designed to carry liquid, the cargo may shift during a roll, posing a significant risk of vessel capsizing. Our FLODRI™ ICE products have been designed to ensures stable water absorption and liquefaction risk mitigation over sea freight transportation time.

Ore Handling
Ore Handling

Commitment to Sustainability and Innovation

At SNF, we are committed to sustainability and innovation. Our polymers are designed to be environmentally friendly, reducing the ecological footprint of mining operations. We continuously invest in research and development to bring the latest advancements in polymer technology to our clients.

Choose SNF for Enhanced Ore Handling

Embrace the future of mining with SNF’s advanced polymer solutions for ore handling. Our products are not just about improving efficiency; they are about transforming the way the mining industry operates, making it safer, more sustainable, and more profitable. Contact SNF today to find out how our polymer solutions can revolutionize your ore handling processes.

Ore Handling / SAP Products

Product CategoryDescription
FLODRI™ ICEOre handling control enhances excess water absorption from ore, thereby reducing clumping and sticking issues on chutes and containers during loadout and shipping, especially in the rainy season
FLOGRADE™ RHIncreases the loading capacity of mills and improves the grinding of bauxite in alumina extraction refineries using the Bayer process
FLODRI™ KCE / KMineral handling control stabilizes minerals during transoceanic transport.