GProcess is a Chilean company dedicated to innovative development in metallurgy under a framework of excellence, quality, safety, and care for the environment.
The world is rapidly changing and in order to continue growing, we as a company know the importance of understanding the problems and challenges of tomorrow.
GProcess faces the future with innovative developments and improvements that impact the productive processes of the mining industry at a global level.
Founded in 2007, GProcess was created in the heart of the Chilean copper mining industry in the city of Antofagasta. From the beginning we have focused on creating innovative and quality products that optimize operational processes in copper mining and production companies, specifically in the area of metallurgy. Our products are designed to be used safely and to cause no harm to the environment.
The development of the additive and grain refiner DXG-F7 is highlighted among the first studies realized by GProcess. By using this additive, copper cathodes achieve improved physical and chemical quality.
GProcess is currently present in over 20 electro-winning plants throughout Chile and abroad, helping clients achieve higher quality cathodes produced with this extraction method.
To date, we have received a number of awards and recognitions for our work in the mining industry.
Today, the grain refiner additive DXG-F7® is present in over 20 mining plants throughout Chile and in the world, consolidating its position as an excellent refiner for its quality and effectiveness improving the quality of copper cathodes produced using electro-winning.
Innocuous to the solvent extraction (SX) process, tested and corroborated by two organics distribution companies.
Does not clump and does not adhere to the walls of the tank
No need to expend additional energy - DXG-F7 dissolves at room-temperature.
DXG-F7 can dissolve in low volumes of water. 25 kg can be easily dissolved using only 1m3 of water or electrolyte.
DXG-F7 can be added immediately after preparation.
It is possible to measure the concentration (ppm) in the electrolyte.
DXG-F7 is more efficient at preventing the development of nodes where the highest concentration of electric current is present.
DXG-F7 produces a more organized and compact copper crystallization process.
DXG-F7 reduces the concentration of impurities in copper cathodes (S, PB, FE) and increases the yield of Grade A cathodes.
Smoother and more compact deposit.
The surface deposit observed through a 20x lens (10x eyepiece and 2x objective lens).
DXG-F7 prevents the entrapment of impurities in the cathode and results in an occlusion-free product.
Prevents the trapping of impurities in the cathode by having a deposit free of occlusions.
Improved crystal formation (FT type), showing long, fine crystals.
GProcess provides analysis services at no additional cost for all production plants that use the DXG-F7 additive.
- Quality Control
- Copper Cathode Analysis
Our lab is equipped with high-precision metal shearing machines that can cut through cathodes quickly, cleanly, and precisely to create test pieces for further analysis.
This is a mechanized process by which pieces of metal are cut to programmed specifications. This way GProcess achieves the ideal shape of copper test pieces for analysis and microscopy.
Tensile tests measure the resistance of a material through applied through slow or static force. The speed with which a deformation occurs tends to be very slow.
This examination provides the micro-structural characteristics and makeup of a metal or alloy to then study the sample with optical microscopes.
The Brinell Scale is a standardized test of hardness where an indenter (or penetrator) made of tempered steel of varying diameters is used to test the hardness of the copper samples.