Clariant opens new mining chemicals lab in India
The new Clariant lab offers the capabilities of evaluating the performance of Clariant Mining Solutions chemistry, designed specifically to suit the unique requirements of Indian ores.
Specialty chemicals company Clariant held a ribbon-cutting
ceremony to mark the opening of its new India Mining Lab
complex, located in the Western Indian state of
The new Clariant lab
offers the capabilities of evaluating the performance of
Clariant Mining Solutions chemistry, designed specifically to
suit the unique requirements of Indian ores and address the
challenges operators face in the recovery of fine mineral
grains at various grades.
Roha is a strategic site for Clariants
operations in India, and our recent investments are a
testimony of this commitment, said Dr. Deepak Parikh,
vice-chairman and managing director for Clariant India.
This new laboratory will accelerate our business
growth and support research and development to cater to the
evolving customer demands locally. It further reflects
Clariants commitment to support India
The changing mineral processing environment
is creating opportunities
for flotation and adjacent technologies as well as the need
for technical services at both the laboratory and plant
scale, according to Clariant officials.
The new lab is capable of receiving the run of mine (ROM)
ore from mining operations throughout India to
cost-effectively evaluate the performance of Clariant
chemical agents developed to boost mineral grade and
recovery. The lab is well equipped with all the standard
equipment required in the performance evaluation of
Clariants chemical agents, including a feed
preparation (size reduction equipment), floation cells and
drying and final product preparation.
The new laboratory will showcase how Clariant Mining
Solutions can add value and product relevance for our
customers in a timely fashion, while also proving to be a
model for cost-effective investment in innovation,
said Jason Wang, head of the Asia-Pacific North region for
Clariant Mining Solutions. We are excited to offer
long-term solutions to meet the needs of the changing
mineral processing environment
and look forward to a
deeper partnership with our customers to help generate
significant revenues for their operations.