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We will work with you to develop the best mining chemicals to maximize grade and recovery during the flotation process while optimizing your existing or new operations. We specialize in innovating new mineral beneficiation schemes which blend established methods with innovative froth flotation techniques to achieve optimal results. Our broad range of mining chemicals includes flotation reagents such as anionic and cationic collectors, frothers/surfactants, defoamers, float oils, flocculants, pH modifiers, and more.

Whether direct or reverse, primary, secondary, or cleaner froth flotation of industrial minerals, Arkema has the mining chemicals to support your operation from the beginning during the feasibility study to the end during plant commissioning. Our mining chemicals are tailor-made for each customer’s unique ore and operational scenario and comply with all applicable industry regulatory requirements.

Our application expertise and state-of-the-art froth flotation laboratories around the world enable us to develop the best product for each type of industrial mineral, design the optimal application system, monitor product performance, and adjust formulations as ore and operational conditions change over time. This allows us to maximize the product grade and the amount of ore recovered through the flotation process. Arkema’s expert field personnel also provide process consultation to our customers’ engineers, production managers, and operations personnel to help you optimize your process.

In addition to the industrial minerals discussed individually on this site, Arkema helps companies beneficiate a wide variety of minerals using the froth flotation process, including:

  • Alumina
  • Alunite
  • Andalusite
  • Apatite
  • Azurite
  • Beryl
  • Biotite
  • Borax
  • Brookite
  • Calcite
  • Carnotite
  • Celestine
  • Cerrusite
  • Chromite
  • Collophanite
  • Columbite
  • Cryolite
  • Dolomite
  • Gypsum
  • Hematite
  • Huebnerite
  • Hydrozincite
  • Ilmenite
  • Iron ore
  • Reverse flotation of silica
  • Korundum
  • Kyanite
  • Lepidolite
  • Magnesite
  • Magnetite
  • Malachite
  • Niobium
  • Pegmatite
  • Phosphorite
  • Pyrolusite
  • Quartz
  • Rhodochrosite
  • Rutile
  • Scheelite
  • Siderite
  • Smithsonite
  • Spodumene
  • Strontianite
  • Sylvite
  • Titanite (Sphen)
  • Vanadinite
  • Vermiculite
  • Wolframite
  • Wollastonite
  • Zircon
  • Most oxide based minerals
  • Carbonate based minerals


Many of the world’s leading industrial mineral producers trust Arkema’s proven solutions to optimize their process performance and product quality. Involving Arkema technical experts early on to develop your custom beneficiation flowsheet and reagent design can help turn your resource into reality. Please send us your mineral and let us discover your ore’s maximum potential.