Mining Solutions


BASF’s diverse flotation range includes collectors, frothers, dispersants, and modifiers and is backed by a strong production platform of aliphatic alcohols, glycols and surfactants which makes BASF a natural partner for the coal industry.


The coal industry is driven by the need to maximize yield whilst minimizing ash content. A new cost-effective range of frother and collector formulations have been developed by BASF to achieve these objectives. These formulations have shown the ability to deliver improvements on a range of coal types, including those traditionally difficult to float. BASF’s extensive backward integration into the building blocks of flotation chemistries enables us to effectively apply our knowledge and chemical experience to develop both conventional and novel chemistries to meet the technical and commercial challenges faced by the industry, both today and into the future. BASF Mining Solutions provides specific reagent blends tailored to individual sites, mineralogy and process conditions to optimize yield.