BASF Mining Solutions is now member of the CRM Group Research and Development Organization
Interview with Adrian Villanueva, Materials Handling - Mining Solution
BASF exists now for over 150 years. It was founded in 1865 by Friedrich Engelhorn and, since then, has shaped the chemical industry through constant innovation.
Our DNA is composed of 4 points: We use our creativity to develop products and solutions for customers. In addition, we embrace bold ideas and give them space to grow.
Openness - We value diversity, in people, opinions and experience. We live by the principle of honesty and respect. Through mutual trust we do not hesitate to give feedbacks and learn- from setbacks.
In our company, the health and safety of people are the top priorities. Therefore, we always take a responsible approach as a company. We include sustainability in every decision and commit ourselves to strict standards of corporate governance and environmental protection.
Through our entrepreneurial thinking, we focus on our customers, as individuals and as a company. We seize opportunities, think ahead, take ownership, and embrace personal accountability.
With innovative products, global field support and industry leading technical expertise, BASF Mining Solutions provides sustainable solutions which increase productivity, recovery and flexibility throughout the hydrometallurgical process of mining operations in leaching, solvent extraction, flotation, solid/liquid separation, materials handling and tailings management.
BASF Mining Solutions is part of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division. The division’s portfolio also includes Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, Plastic Additives, as well as Oilfield Chemicals and Kaolin Minerals. Customers from a variety of industries including Chemicals, Plastics, Consumer Goods, Energy & Resources and Automotive & Transportation benefit from our innovative solutions.
We are currently working with CRM Group as part of the COACH project which is a highly strategically important project for BASF Mining Solutions.
As a company this fits exactly with our commitment towards a more circular and sustainable economy in the Mining and Steel production sector, therefore joining the CRM member network seemed a natural progression.
Our mission as BASF Mining Solutions is to introduce new chemical binders conceptually designed using a Circular Economy scheme to increase the recycle-ability of ironmaking solid waste streams.
We want to assist the steel industry to reduce GHG emissions and work with innovation to create a more sustainable industry footprint.
CRM Group has a high level of expertise in the agglomeration of mineral fines, recycled wastes and ore as well as the critical down- stream testing to ensure any technical output is capable of withstanding the requirements of the industry. This expertise is critical to ensure any new chemistries are adequate for the steel industry. Outside of that, we want to understand the wider reach of the CRM Group whereby other colleagues from BASF Mining Solutions may be interested to collaborate
Our current challenges are mainly resource- based as well as access to the key players in the market. We believe that a partnership with CRM Group will allow BASF Mining Solutions to develop into this exciting field as well as add value by collaboration with new key colleagues.
About BASF Mining Solutions
With innovative products, global field support and industry leading technical expertise, BASF Mining Solutions provides sustainable solutions which increase productivity, recovery and flexibility throughout the hydrometallurgical process of mining operations in leaching, solvent extraction, flotation, solid/liquid separation and tailings management. Further information can be found at: www.mining-solutions.basf.com
BASF Mining Solutions is part of BASF’s Performance Chemicals division. The division’s portfolio also includes Plastic Additives, Kaolin Minerals, Oilfield Chemicals as well as Fuel and Lubricant Solutions. Customers from a variety of industries including Chemical, Plastic, Consumer Goods, Energy & Resources and Automotive & Transportation benefit from our innovative solutions. To learn more, visit www.performancechemicals.basf.com.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 122,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of around €63 billion in 2018. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.