Cleveland, Ohio -- BASF Construction Chemicals - North America has a new portfolio of injectable polyurethane and urea silicate for the coal mining industry. The line includes materials for ground consolidation and void and cavity filling that provide added safety and stability to the mine infrastructure. These materials are produced by BASF's Underground Construction Group (UGC).
For coal mine injection, three new products are on offer: MEYCO MP 364 Flex is a safe, innovative, two-component urea silicate technology which BASF says "provides improved performance over traditional polyurethanes." MEYCO MP 367 Foam, which also uses urea silicate technology, is an "excellent alternative for filling large voids and cavities throughout the mine in various applications, BASF claims. The foam offers "simplicity, safety and performance." The third material, MEYCO MP 357 GS, is a traditional, high-performance two-component polyurethane for ground stabilisation.
"Ground stabilisation and ground control are very important to building a safe, efficient, and long-term mining operation," said Haydn Whittam, Segment Specialist, Underground Coal, BASF, in a company statement. BASF's innovative products for underground coal mining help protect customers from "potentially poor ground conditions and the associated financial and environmental consequences," Whittam added.