ALCOTAC® CB9 is a polyacrylic acid-based solution primarily employed for agglomeration purposes. Similar to CB11, it necessitates efficient mixing with the substrate before agglomeration takes place. finds application in the domain of oil, gas, and mining chemicals, specifically serving as a mining aid to enhance mining processes.

Supplied By: BASF - Florham Park

Product Code: Q10255

Regional Availability: Canada

Functions: Binder

Applicable Processes: Mineral Processing

    Enhanced TDS

    Identification & Functionality

    Applications & Uses

    Applicable Processes
    Use Level
    0.1 - 1.0 % w/w
    Principal Uses

    Alcotac CB9 aids briquetting/agglomeration processes and gives the following benefits in agglomerate quality:

    • Increased green strength
    • Increased dry strength
    • Imparts good weathering characteristics.

    Alcotac CB9 generates good dry strengths when the agglomerate is allowed to cure at ambient temperature, i. e. it is not necessary to thermally cure to achieve high strengths.

    Dose levels are dependent upon application and substrate, but normally lie within the range 0.1 – 1.0 % w/w of product as supplied.

    Recommended Applications
    • Alcotac CB9 is added as supplied and effective mixing with the substrate is essential prior to agglomeration taking place.
    • Whilst good green strengths are anticipated, in order to develop optimum dry strengths and weathering characteristics, curing for 24 hours or longer at ambient temperature is recommended. It is also possible to thermally cure at temperatures of up to 180 °C without significant impairment of dry strength development.
    • If final strengths are not sufficient, the binder is compatible with a variety of other binder systems on the market as resin and emulsion systems.


    Physical Form

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Type
    Regional Availability
    • Canada
    Packaging Information
    • Alcotac CB9 is available in IBCs or by bulk tanker delivery.
    • Corrosivity towards most standard material of construction is low, but aluminum and galvanized equipment should be avoided.

    Storage & Handling

    Shelf Life
    12 Months
    Storage and Shelf Life Conditions

    Alcotac CB9 is at least stable for 12 months from date of manufacture in its unopened original packaging.