SNF MINING offers a full line of polymer products and equipment to suit the varied needs within the mining industry.  The following as some of the markets served by SNF in mining applications:

  • Gold
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Iron Ore
  • Kaolin
  • Nickel
  • Phosphates
  • Sand and Gravel
  • Zinc

SNF provides specialty chemicals and services for mineral processing and the metallurgical industry which are used at each stage of the mine and of the metallurgical processing plant.

Manufacturing plants using a wet process will use specialty mining reagents or flocculants at any stage of their operation: mining and primary crushing, beneficiation plant including flotation concentrators, hydrometallurgical and metal refining processes, tailings, and effluent treatment.

In pyrometallurgy, SNF products are used mainly for pelletization and sintering (iron ore, nickel sintering). Specialty chemicals would be used for the removal of heavy metals from liquid effluent produced by off-gas circuits.

In material handling, SNF provides technical solutions for dust reduction (tracks, mines, stockpiles and shipping port), dredging, hydraulic transport of slurries and antiscaling.

Environmental, health, and safety management is of capital importance to SNF.  Our engineers and researchers work on new product development technologies which address these issues. In the field, our technical experts provide the necessary services to achieve these objectives.