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Froth flotation oils act as co-collectors, extending the collector’s ability to float the desired mineral and provide strength to the hydrophobic layer. The amount and type of float oil used can directly impact the nature of the froth and thus can control the strength and selectivity of the froth zone. Float oils, collectors, and other mineral conditioning inputs can be formulated to work together so that the process can achieve higher grades and recovery with improved cost performance. 

Arkema formulates and manufactures customized froth flotation oils, CustoFloat®, for specific ore bodies, environmental requirements, equipment types, and flotation process conditions to beneficiate oxide ores such as phosphate and industrial minerals. We formulate using proprietary oils (petroleum and vegetable) and surfactants sourced from across the globe. Let Arkema work with you to develop and implement a complete, customized float oil to help you succeed.


  • Custom-formulated for specific ore bodies and processes                                                                      
  • Precise control of froth and bubble nature, froth modification                                                                      
  • High selectivity leading to significantly improved grade and recovery                                                                      
  • Easy to handle                                                                                                         
  • Temperature insensitive                                                                                                         
  • Environmentally friendly

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CustoFloat® 5281

Sulfonate Based Anionic Collector

• For low pH flotation  
• For higher grade product

• Improved selectivity and higher recovery

CustoFloat® 5374

Sulfonate Based Anionic Collector

• For low pH flotation  
• Lower dosage consumption

• Improved selectivity and higher recovery

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