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BASF bolsters flotation product line with Luprofroth and Luproset solutions

BASF mining solutions has added two new product brands to its range of flotation solutions as part of its plan to become a full solution provider for the mining industry.

Luprofroth™ has been added to its growing frothers portfolio and Luproset™ is tailored for flotation modifiers.

In recent years, BASF’s flotation business has expanded from niche applications to a broad range of flotation solutions. By introducing two distinct brands for frothers and modifiers, BASF says it can now communicate its flotation portfolio in a clear and consistent way.

The launch of the Luprofroth brand comes with the introduction of a brand-new range of sulphidic frothers formulated to enhance the overall flotation circuit performance.

Graeme Stewart, Sulphide Flotation Specialist for BASF, explains: “Our new sulphidic frother portfolio comes with a wide spectrum of products suitable for diverse process conditions, such as bubble size, bubble coalescence, presence of fine and coarse particles, induction time and froth stability. A key feature of the new range is its enhanced EHS profile, with lower toxicity and ecotoxicity values and reduced flammability risks, which are often major concerns for our customers.”

The Luproset portfolio consists of multiple innovative technologies designed to improve mineral recovery, maximise concentrate grades and reduce reagent consumption with clear downstream benefits.

Benjamin Hepe, Head of Global Segment Flotation, BASF Mining Solutions, said: “Because BASF recognises the challenges and transformation in the mining industry, our priority is to develop solutions that enable our customers to achieve more with less. An example I particularly like is the Gold Activator Luproset A 1127, an innovative technology that improves gold recovery at low dosage rates.”

One of the key advantages of Luprofroth and Luproset is BASF’s extensive integrated chemical value chain, the company says. As a result of the backward integration, along with BASF’s global scale operations, the company is are able to use resources more efficiently and expand its mining portfolio continuously through innovation.

Caren Hoffmann, Vice President Mining Solutions for BASF, concluded: “I am very excited about the launch of the new brands; it sets a consistent base that will enable us to continue growing our flotation business for frothers and modifiers alongside our collectors. Our team is constantly working on the development of new technologies, and we expect to advance further in this field with the expansion of a dynamic pipeline.”