Overview of SIBX/PAX

Our client is a leading Copper Mine supplier with headquarters in Zambia. Our client reached out to Camachem because they wanted to replace their Korean supply of Xanthates. There were many reasons that lead to this decision to be made by our client. At Camachem we were able to help our client solve obstacles including high costs and supply-chain factors, while still ensuring our client with high quality chemicals of SIBX/PAX.

By choosing Camachem as their supplier, the copper mine was able to fulfill all SIBX/PAX procurement needs and reduce costs by 14%. In this case study we will discuss how Camachem was able to provide this transition for our client and how we were able to reduce the company’s costs. We will share how we were able to successfully export mining reagents to Zambia.

Our Client, Copper Mine Supplier

Problems Faced in Buying Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)

High Cost of SIBX

Our client ran a company in which effective copper extraction capabilities are essential, but the cost from their current supplier was increasing overall cost of operations dramatically. The chemicals were available locally, but the cost was too expensive. The client needed to find a reliable supplier of cost-effective, quality Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX) to help them properly extract the copper from their mines.

The Need for A More Efficient Procurement

Our client wanted to remove the middleman by getting products directly from the factory. This would help reduce time and save the company money by not using a middleman.

The Transportation of SIBX

What is SIBX and how is it used?

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate is available in the form of pale-yellow crystals or powders form in the pure state. It is also available in the form of a solution.

  • In the solid form, SIBX absorbs moisture from the air, and is known as a hygroscopic substance.
  • It has credible flotations reagent for different nonferrous metallic sulfide ores.
  • It is primarily implemented for the flotation of copper, lead, zinc, and sulfide ores of other precious metals.
  • The strength of SIBX as a flotation reagent has been largely evident in the case of the flotation of copper ores and pyrites.
  • The primary structure of SIBX as a xanthate is the notable reason for its effectiveness as a collector in the flotation process for sulfide ores.
  • SIBX is used for curing vulcanization of rubber. SIBX serves as a promising antioxidant for rubber.
  • SIBX also finds application as a fortifying agent for specific oils as well as in analytical procedures. The properties such as odor and sulfur content of SIBX also make it an ideal choice for herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides. Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate >90%.

Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate (SIBX)

SIBX in our factory at Camachem

How Camachem Achieved Results

Our client noted that there were suppliers of SIBX in the company's vicinity, but none of these options were viable either due to low-quality product or unreasonably high prices. Camachem identified the top 5 suppliers of copper xanthates in China and arranged the procurement, logistics, and credit terms for the client until its destination port.

Camachem was able to handle the end-to-end procurement of SIBX for this client and conducted factory visits to ensure the quality of the product. Camachem fulfilled this company's SIBX/PAX procurement needs and was also able to save 14% on the cost of SIBX by purchasing through Camachem.

SIBX ready to be shipped!


SIBX is shipped in 180kg sealed drums OR 900kg wooden boxes. We ship SIBX to our clients worldwide in 20ft containers

Picture of Shipping SIBX

How Camachem Can Help

Our client wanted to replace their current supplier of Xanthates with a cost-effective and quality supplier. Camachem was able to save them 14% on Xanthates, and handled the procurement, logistics, and credit terms of the product until its destination port.

At Camachem, we have Sodium Isobutyl Xanthate for sale as well as other flotation reagents, leaching chemicals, and other processing chemicals for minerals and ores for sale. Please contact us (sales@camachem) or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response +86-131-2037-9271.