PRESS RELEASE: Clariant has been supporting Latin America’s mining industry for five decades and now growing its footprint into Mexico. This broadening is a response to the increase in exploration activity within the country.
Mexico’s vast natural resources contain one of the largest deposits of copper and precious metals, as well as the second largest producer of silver globally. Many of its operating mines feature high value copper operations in the north and numerous sulphidic silver and gold ores throughout the country.
Clariant Mining Services stated that it is the only supplier in the mining industry to offer customised chemical solutions for the end-to-end mining process, which includes a leading technology in flotation chemistry and explosive emulsifiers. Clariant’s wide product portfolio covers all the major ores, especially copper, iron and phosphates, which aligns with the Mexican industry’s focus.
In particular, customers in Mexico will be supported by Clariant’s Global Competency Center for Sulfide Ore Application and Development in Tucson, Arizona, which opened in November 2016. Having the hub for mining research located close to the US-Mexico border will facilitate close cooperation on individual challenges.
Jorge Arias, global head of mining at Clariant, commented: “Each mine has its own ore composition, meaning that customised solutions are very important. We look forward to sharing our leading technologies, and extensive experience gained working with customers’ mines in Peru, Chile and Brazil, with those in Mexico as the need grows for effective, high-quality solutions throughout the mining value chain.”