Reimagined Mining Chemicals Handbook offers insights, tools and recommendations in real time

Today Solvay launched an exclusive digital knowledge hub, the Mining Chemicals Handbook, which provides
24/7 access to relevant mining chemical application information for those active in this demanding sector.
This is the first such resource in the industry, underscoring Solvay’s commitment to the industry and ongoing
efforts to lead and innovate.
Originally known as The Blue Book from Cytec (which Solvay acquired in 2015), this valuable resource has a
long legacy. Building on that heritage, it has now been updated, digitized and expanded upon to better reflect
the current challenges facing the industry, as well as the changing content consumption patterns of mine
personnel in the digital era.

Solvay’s new Mining Chemicals Handbook, or MCH, delivers the company’s extensive expertise and
application know-how, along with current reagent data, to each user’s desktop or handheld device. The hub
also includes a range of new tools designed to help improve clients’ performance and profitability.

“Interactive features,” notes Nicolas Renaud, Solvay’s digital business transformation director, “include value
calculators to explore the impact of reagent selection and operational changes on plant performance.
Through the knowledge hub, Solvay will also provide current information about its field work and research,
which can serve as guidance for mines facing similar challenges.”

“The launch of the new Mining Chemicals Handbook is one milestone in delivering on our broader digital
ambition,” explains Martin de Saignes, executive vice president, Mining Solutions at Solvay. “We believe
mining chemistry has the power to be ‘smart.’ With access to the right plant data, reagent formulation and
selection have the potential to be dynamic. This means that reagents can be tailored to the ore type and
processing conditions at any point in time. Tailoring reagents starts with solid foundational insights. In this
sense, Solvay’s new digital hub links our know-how and ambition with our customers’ needs.”
Request access to the new digital handbook

About Solvay

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 23,000 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds
people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet roadmap
crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering a better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer,
cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and
air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net
sales of €9 billion in 2020. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels and Paris (SOLB). Learn more at

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