Mining Solutions

Coal Applications

Alcotac® organic binders for coal briquetting provide good performance and handling characteristics. Alcotac® FE and CB grades are supplied in consistent quality and do not require any per-conditioning prior to use


In the coal industry, dust and fines represent a major challenge as these products cannot be easily processed. Briquetting of coal fines is widely applied agglomeration technology to overcome this challenge.

BASF offers Alcotac® CB grades which provide good processing performance and strength in coal briquetting applications.

Organic binders in general help to keep the level of inorganic impurities at a minimum. Other than for example polyvinylacohol, Alcotac® binders are “ready to use” and do not require any pre-conditioning prior to use.