Xanthates are used for the separation of metal sulfides: copper, nickel, lead, gold and zinc.

In Rudong, China, SNF is producing all primary xanthates grades used by the mining industry:

  • Sodium Ethyl Xanthate (SEX),
  • Sodium Isopropyl Xanthate (SIPX)
  • Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)
  • Potassium Isobutyl Xanthate (PIBX)
  • Potassium Iso Amyl Xanthate (PIAX or PAX)
  • Potassium N Butyl Xanthate (PNBX)

SNF Xanthate products are 90% pure.

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