What are Frothers and How to Buy Frothers?

What are Frothers?

Frothers are industrial chemicals made up of different elements depending upon the type of frother. Frothers are chemicals that perform key functions in the flotation process. Frothers include:

  • Pine Oil: Pine Oil is a natural oil frother and is quite extensively used worldwide.
  • Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol: Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is a widely known weak frother. It produces brittle froth.
  • Pine Oil Replacement High Compound Alcohol Frother for Non-Ferrous Mines (CC-321): This CC-321 is an oily liquid that exhibits very strong frothing ability.
  • CC-903 for Sulfide Ores: CC-903 is an oily liquid that is a new type of frothing agent for sulfide ore extraction.

These chemicals are used in the froth flotation processes for the effective extraction of precious metal ores.

Pine Oil 39%-49%.

Uses of Frothers

 

Frothers are extremely useful chemicals. They are mining chemicals most popularly used in froth flotation processes. Their uses are:

  • Frothers are responsible for reducing the surface tension for the formation of froth.
  • They help stabilise bubble size and in the hydrophobic particle attachment to air bubbles.
  • These compounds also help stabilise the foams.

Pine Oil:

  • Pine Oil is used in the flotation process of sulfide ores such as copper, iron, sulfide, lead, non-sulfide minerals, and zinc.
  • It has some collecting power for minerals such as graphite, molybdenite, talc, coal, sulfur, and many others.
  • Its froth is more persistent than other frothing agents.

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol:

  • Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is majorly used as a frother in mineral flotation process.
  • As a solvent it is used in organic synthesis.
  • It is used in the production of lubricant oils like brake fluid.
  • It acts as a precursor to some plasticizers.
  • It is widely used in the processing of gold ores.
  • It is used in the extraction of essential oils which are used in fragrances.
  • It is also used as a diluting agent for hydraulic fluids.

CC-321:

  • CC-321 is used in the mining process of non ferrous metals such as lead, zinc, copper and others.
  • It can raise the ratio of metal recovery because of its ability to float coarse pellet inter-growth into the concentrate.

CC-903:

  • CC-903 is used in the flotation process of lead, zinc, copper, sulfide ores, non-sulfide ores, and many more.
  • It is a powerful frothing agent of non-ferrous metals.

It has a persistent and stable froth that has a great flow.

Are Frothers Safe?

 

Frothers are generally considered unsafe because the chemicals are toxic. Exposure to these chemicals can have acute health effects. According to the MSDS of Pine Oil, MSDS of CC-321, MSDS of Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol, and MSDS of CC-903, Frothers can cause serious skin irritation, eye irritation, and nose irritation. They can be harmful if ingested or inhaled. Proper storage and disposal of Frothers needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

How are Frothers Made?

 

Industrially, Pine Oil is made up of different kinds of monohydric alcohols and terpene derivatives.

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is made by reduction of mesityl oxide in acetic acid solution with platinum or over reduced copper on asbestos.

CC-903 Frother for Sulfide Ores and Pine Oil Replacement High Compound Alcohol frother for non-ferrous mines (CC-321) are made up of mixed monohydric alcohols.

CC-903

Where to Buy Frothers in Bulk?

 

You may be able to find small quantities of Frothers in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of Frothers, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of these chemicals, you can buy Frothers on our website or contact us for further details.

CC-321 in bulk.

Which Countries Manufacture Frothers in Bulk?

 

The consumption of Frothers has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, their huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce them. The main producers of Frothers are:

  • China
  • United States
  • Japan
  • India
  • Germany
  • Belgium
  • Australia

How are Frothers Exported?

 

Pine Oil is exported in:

  • Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) drum with 1000kg capacity per drum.
  • Steel drums with 170kg weight capacity per drum.
  • Plastic drums with 185kg weight capacity per drum.

CC-321 is exported in:

  • Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) drum with 1000kg capacity per drum.
  • Steel drums with 170kg weight capacity per drum.

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol is exported in:

  • Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) drum/tank with 830kg capacity
  • Steel drums with 165kg weight capacity per drum.

CC-903 is exported in:

  • Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) drum with 1000kg capacity per drum.
  • Steel drums with 170kg weight capacity per drum.

Methyl Isobutyl Carbinol ready to be shipped!

What is the Latest Price of Frothers?

 

As Frothers are commodity products, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of Frothers, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

Where to Buy Frothers?

 

Here at Camachem we have Frothers for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quotation via email address [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response at +86-131-2037-9271.