Applications of PIONERA BioPolymers in mining and mineral processing

PIONERA BioPolymers are successfully used to process

  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Silver
  • Molybdenum
  • Tin
  • PGM
  • Fluorite
  • Rare Earths
  • and others

PIONERA BioPolymers provide the following benefits to your company:

  • Increase profits through improved grade and recovery
  • Reduce reagent cost
  • Process difficult ores
  • Eliminate or reduce the need for toxic reagents

Its application results in important savings with minimal Health, Safety or Environmental issues as: 

-       Minimum regulations for storage and handling

-       Minimum harm to environment

-       Minimum toxicity level

-       Exempted from REACH registration


PIONERA’s BioPolymers are versatile additives increasing returns for our customers.

In plant scale operations, PIONERA BioPolymers show the ability to increase production of precious metals. A higher recovery rate or better metal grades are achieved without capital expenditure. The main areas of successful application of PIONERA BioPolymers in mineral processing are:


Selective depressants for various gangue materials as Pyrite, Clay, Pyrrhotite, Barite, Calcite and others

Leach circuit

Excellent sulfur, clay and gangue dispersant to improve reaction kinetics and control foam in atmospheric as well as in autoclave leaching

Viscosity improvement of ore slurry

Increasing throughput, reducing water needs



The information given here is based on our best knowledge and we believe it to be true and accurate. However, Pionera does not warrant or guarantee in any manner whatsoever, including the warranty of merchantability or fitness for the end use, the adequacy of the information and procedures listed herein and will not be responsible for any damage resulting from their use.

It is difficult to cover all scenarios that may involve our products. This document is only intended to offer some guidelines in handling PIONERA products. If additional information is required for your specific situation, please contact your sales representative.