Sustainability – Mining
We are committed to Sustainable Suppliers
As a leading supplier of chemicals in the mining industry, Quadra strives to align itself with sustainable chemical manufactures innovating environmentally friendly alternatives to commonly used products in the mining industry. The sustainability attributes of Quadra’s Green and Better Choice product line are rigorously validated through the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry.
The most common Green Chemistry attributes from our sustainable solutions portfolio are:
IV. Designing Safer Chemicals
Chemical products should be designed to affect their desired function while minimizing their toxicity
V. Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
The use of auxiliary substances (e.g., solvents, separation agents, etc.) should be made unnecessary wherever possible and innocuous when used
VII. Use of Renewable Feedstocks
A raw material or feedstock should be renewable rather than depleting whenever technically and economically practicable
X. Design for Degradation
Chemical products should be designed so that at the end of their function they break down into innocuous degradation products and do not persist in the environment.
Quadra is proud to partner with industry leading sustainable companies to supply category specific products for use in the Mining industry. These companies share our engagement toward the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The highlighted goals aligned the greatest with Quadra’s sustainability efforts along with the majority of our Sustainable Suppliers
Indorama Surfonic® L24-7
Harcros T-DET® A267
The Harcros surfactants product line has been evaluated and received recognition from the EPA’s Safer Choice certification.
They are formulated with clean ingredients which are less toxic on environmental ecosystems. This product is free of APE’s.
PINE OIL FROTHER
Non-Toxic Dust Suppressants
QuadraFROTH™ is a customizable frother produced by Quadra ensuring all parts of the supply chain are sustainably managed.
Our product limits production waste by upcycling pine oil as natural terpene derivatives which is added into our frother mixtures. This process allows Quadra to offer sustainable alternatives to market products.
The use of Activated Carbon is integral to the water purification process in the mining industry. Our better choice product is Activated Carbon derived from Coconut Shells instead of traditional coal-based carbons which have a larger environmental impact.