Solvent Extractants BASF Ramps up Production of Solvent Extractants in Ireland

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BASF plans to invest in a production expansion for its LIX range of in Cork, Ireland. The new production capacities could gon stream in early 2015, the company stated.

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BASF plans to boost the production for solvent extractants for mining applications in Cork, Ireland.
BASF plans to boost the production for solvent extractants for mining applications in Cork, Ireland.
(Picture: BASF SE/ Detlef W. Schmalow)

Cork/Ireland – The LIX product range of Solvent Extractants is used for hydrometallurgical extraction of copper from oxide ores. BASF has a broad range of reagents and provides optimized solutions, particularly for mines experiencing difficult operating conditions.

“With the enlarged capacity, we are able to reliably supply to the steadily increasing demand for our LIX® reagents. This is an example of our approach to offer our customers the best possible combination of high quality products and competent on-site service. We are expanding our capacity to support our customers in their growth and accompany them as a reliable supplier into the future, too” said François Desné, Senior Vice President, Global Business Unit Water, Oilfield and Mining Solutions.

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