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Mining and explosives

Our commitment to developing new and unique chemistries for mining and emulsion explosives has resulted in our broad portfolio of different emulsifiers. Our emulsifiers offer industry leading performance in terms of stability, flexibility and ease of use.

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The range offers a broad portfolio of high performance monomeric and polymeric emulsifiers that work effectively in the harsh mining conditions experienced today. Our data demonstrates that by using our high performance emulsifiers in difficult conditions such as in emulsion explosives using varying ammonium nitrate qualities or recycled oil, you can still achieve highly stable bulk and/or cartridge emulsions. 

We have a long standing history within the mining market and work alongside our customers to offer tailor made solutions to satisfy exact customer requirements. 

In addition to our comprehensive range of emulsifiers, we also offer a number of products to aid the efficiency of mineral processing processes such as dispersants, wetting agents, frothers and collectors. Take a look below and use the links to explore more about the products and support we can offer.

The main chemistry platforms of our portfolio of mining emulsifiers are:

• polyisobutenyl succinic anhydride (PIBSA)
• polyisobutenyl lactone (PIB-Lactone)
• sorbitan monooleate (SMO)
• sorbitan sesquioleate (SSO); and
• sorbitan monoisosterate (SMIS)

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Emulsion explosives

We have a long standing history within the mining market and work alongside our customers to offer tailor made solutions to satisfy exact customer requirements.

Our recommendations

A number of our emulsifiers are recommended for use in bulk emulsion explosives.

High Performance Chemical Additives

Anfomul S4M

Anfomul S4M is a modified monomeric emulsifier for use in the manufacture of highly stable water in oil emulsions.

High Performance Chemical Additives

Span™ 80

Span 80 is a biodegradable surfactant based on a natural fatty acid (oleic acid) and sugar alcohol sorbitol This sorbitan ester is highly effective at forming oil in water emulsions particularly.....

High Performance Chemical Additives

Anfomul 2457

Anfomul 2457 is a high performance PIBSA based polymeric emulsifier for use in the manufacture of highly stable water in oil emulsions.

High Performance Chemical Additives

Anfomul 2500

Anfomul 2500 is a high performance PIB-lactone based polymeric emulsifier for use in the manufacture of highly stable water in oil emulsions.

Anfomul 2887

Anfomul 2887

Anfomul 2887 is a high performance PIB-lactone based polymeric emulsifier for use in the manufacture of highly stable water in oil emulsions.

High Performance Chemical Additives

Anfomul 2000

Anfomul 2000 is a high performance polymeric emulsifier used to manufacture of highly stable water in oil emulsions.

High Performance Chemical Additives

Anfomul 2200

Anfomul 2200 is a high performance PIBSA based polymeric emulsifier for use in the manufacture of highly stable water in oil emulsions.

High Performance Chemical Additives

Anfomul S80

A Latin American (Latam) market specific emulsifier. Anfomul S80 is an SMO based emulsifier for use in the manufacture of highly stable water in oil emulsions.

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