At Cork we develop solutions for metal recovery through our solvent extraction technologies. We work on solutions for the energy-saving, efficient and environment-friendly recovery of metals from ores such as copper, nickel, uranium and vanadium.
We export LIX® reagents to customers in many countries, including the US, Canada, Peru, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Australia and China. We recover Alumat, a by-product Aluminium chloride solution, as a saleable product through a combination of recycling, concentration and purification technologies.
The Cork site, which is now the headquarters of BASF Ireland Limited, was established in 1975 to manufacture speciality chemicals for the mining industry. BASF acquired it from Cognis in 2010, and since October 2011 it has been the registered office of BASF Ireland Limited.
More than half of the electricity requirement of the Cork site is produced using our Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant. This is an efficient use of energy as resultant steam from the turbine is used in the manufacturing process.