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Solvay Launches SolvExtract™, a Digital Platform for Solvent Extraction Operations

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/metallurgy?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#metallurgylt;/agt;–Solvay announced today the successful launch of SolvExtract™, a
first-of-its-kind app-based digital platform for mining operations, with
Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer. SolvExtract
connects chemistry and operational insight, bringing Solvay’s technical
expertise in mining chemistry to customers at an unprecedented speed and
frequency. It enables them to make more informed decisions faster, thus
reducing process variability, boosting productivity and improving their
bottom line.

SolvExtract™ is the first of Solvay’s new digital solutions for
mining operations, and the only digital platform today dedicated to
reagent optimization. The platform enables data flows between a mining
operation and Solvay’s proprietary solvent extraction (SX) modeling
software. Using this software, Solvay personnel are able to monitor key
variables of the SX plant, such as copper recovery and copper transfer,
comparing actual values and trends to model predictions, to identify and
analyze deviations. Leveraging a dashboard, custom alerts and expert
analysis, Solvay quickly notifies plant operators when issues arise and
offers recommendations through the platform. Via SolvExtract™,
plant personnel can engage in dialogue with Solvay to support continuous
improvement and enhance the quality of future suggestions.

“SolvExtract™ has helped the Gabriela Mistral plant validate
operational performance and will support us in identifying opportunities
for continuous improvement,” shared Rodrigo Benavides Oswald, Codelco
innovation director. “Through SolvExtract™, Solvay has proven to be a
partner to the plant by providing deeper, more frequent insight, which
has positively influenced our daily decision making.”

“As available ore grades decline, mines are looking for ways to maximize
the amount of copper extracted from each ton of ore,” explained Chuck
Price, executive vice president of Solvay’s Mining Solutions business.
“SolvExtract™ utilizes a new generation of data-gathering and
analytics capabilities — along with Solvay’s reagents, applications
expertise and customer feedback — to help SX plants reach their true

SolvExtract™ will be unveiled to the mining industry at the SME
Annual Conference and Expo
in Denver, Colorado, from February 24-27,
along with Solvay’s complete portfolio of advanced mining reagents. To
connect with Solvay, visit booth 1602.

Solvay Mining Solutions



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