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 was established in 1975 to manufacture speciality chemicals for the mining industry. BASF acquired it from Cognis in 2010.