SNF offers a full range of polymer products and equipment to meet the varied needs of the mining industry.  Some of markets served by SNF in mining and metallurgical applications:

  • Separación de líquidos sólidos: decantación y filtración.
  • Flotación de minerales sulfurados
  • Productos antical
  • Modificadores reológicos para transporte hidráulico, relleno de minas y trituración de minerales.
  • Reducción de emisiones de polvo.
  • Remediación de sitios contaminados.
  • DRAGADO

Servimos a toda la industria minera y metalúrgica en todo el mundo:

  • Fabricación de bauxita y alúmina
  • Mineral de hierro en la mina y en las plantas de pellets.
  • Tratamiento de carbón y cenizas volantes
  • Tratamiento de metales base ferrosos y no ferrosos: plomo, cobre, zinc, níquel
  • Metales preciosos: metales del grupo oro, plata y platino
  • Industrial minerals: Phosphate & Potash, Aggregates, Kaolin, bentonite, limestone

SNF provides chemicals and specialized services for mineral processing and the metallurgy industry; these products are used at each stage of the processes implemented.  Wet factories use specific chemicals in all stages of their operations: from primary excavation and crushing, to flotation enrichment and to metallurgical refining plants.  También se aborda el tratamiento de residuos y efluentes líquidos.

In pyrometallurgy, SNF products are mainly used for pelletizing and briquetting (iron ore, manufacture of nickel briquettes).  Heavy metals contained in certain gaseous effluents are also treated.

SNF puede proporcionar soluciones técnicas para reducir las emisiones de polvo al medio ambiente: transporte y pistas, instalación de trituración y transporte, carga de graneleros, transporte en vagones abiertos, protección del almacenamiento externo.

Se ha avanzado mucho en las áreas de medio ambiente, salud y seguridad. Estos temas siguen siendo de importancia primordial y la exposición de los trabajadores al humo, el polvo y los riesgos químicos debe reducirse considerablemente.

SNF contributes to the sustainable development of the mining industry. The processed minerals are becoming poorer, which implies increased exploitation since consumption continues to grow.  The environmental footprint of mines and metallurgical sites will therefore also grow.  In particular, more water and energy will be needed to operate the mines of tomorrow.  In some countries, the water shortage is readily apparent and recycling is imperative.  Some factories are already thinking of operating in a closed circuit system. Our engineers and researchers are working on new product development technologies that meet these challenges.  In the field, our technical experts provide the services necessary to achieve these objectives.

Being the world leader in our field means nothing if we cannot provide the best quality of service to our customers. Thanks to our global network, we have developed a service team available 24/7. Our representatives come primarily from the mining industry where they have held positions such as metallurgists, process engineers, production managers, and engineering managers.  Our goal is not only to provide a quick response to specific problems, but also to sustainably work with our customers in the context of continuous improvement.  Another important commitment of SNF is knowledge sharing: the theoretical and practical training of operators using our products is an important aspect of our business, especially since the mining sector faces a general shortage of skills.