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SciDev has designed a range of proprietary polymers to meet any solid liquid separation challenge

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Bespoke Chemistry designed specifically to meet our clients requirements

Our chemistries are designed for a wide variety of applications and packaged with our innovative technical capabilities, unique manufacturing ability and unparalleled professional services enable us to deliver real value and low operating costs for our clients.

Delivering customised products and key technologies has also been strengthened through our relationship with our joint venture partner, Nuoer.  SciDev has more flexibility than any other supplier and are prepared to rapidly respond to the needs of our clients, which guarantees consistent product supply and performance.

Our chemistry that can be used in the most extreme process waters allowing for reduced freshwater requirements and improved performance across several applications including:

  • Thickening
  • Filtration
  • Centrifuging
  • Friction reduction
  • Shale inhibition
  • Rheology control
  • Carrier fluids

Our MaxiFlox® and MaxiDry® Chemical range is specifically designed for use in solid liquid separation processes. The technology can be utilised across a range of industries including minerals processing, water and wastewater, construction and oil and gas.

Our Slik FR products provide superior friction reduction, even when using with saltwater or high brines. The new product line has been engineered to help reduce costs while providing superior results. These Slik FR products are based on fast-hydrating, highly-active AMPS co-polymer and are available in dry and liquid blended slurries for additional functionality.


Our production facilities in Australia and via partners in the United States and China deliver our customers access to a world-class global supply chain

SciDev manufactures a range of bespoke chemical solutions to meet the requirements of our customers. Our internal manufacturing capacity is complemented by the ability to source product from our strategic People's Republic of China joint venture partner the Nuoer Group.

Nuoer Group

The Nuoer Group is the world’s second largest producer of water-soluble polymers with a manufacturing capacity exceeding 300kt per annum. Nuoer has a world class facility in Donying, China which operates under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental systems. SciDev has the ability to utilise Nuoer’s manufacturing capacity and supply chain to deliver products into our customers across the globe. The Nuoer relationship provides the ability to offer a competitive chemistry supply chain to complement our professional services solutions - a key advantage for SciDev.

Australian Manufacturing

Our facility, located in Kings Park, New South Wales provides a local manufacturing hub for our Australian customers. We can also use our Australian manufacturing capacity to provide chemical supply to a range of customers across Oceania and the Americas. The Australian operations are currently undergoing several capacity upgrades as well as improving our application testing laboratory, enhancing our ability to develop bespoke solutions for our customers.

North American Manufacturing

In addition to our supply chains via Nuoer and Australian supply, through our network of toll manufacturing partners in Texas and Oklahoma, SciDev are able to deliver locally manufactured materials direct to the wellhead and mine site.

Our MaxiFlox® and MaxiDry® chemistries are designed for a wide variety of applications in relation to wastewater treatment in Construction, Mining, Mineral Processing, Oil & Gas and Water sectors.

Why MaxiFlox® and MaxiDry® is better

Our unique combination of proprietary research and specialised manufacturing enables us to deliver site-specific products in relatively short times.

MaxiFlox® and MaxiDry® products are supplied in and liquid form, as well as an extensive range of molecular weights, charge distributions and charge densities. Each solution is tailored to address the unique challenges of each client’s site makeup conditions and at the final application stage.

Our coagulant has been specially formulated to deliver the maximum benefit when applied with our OptiFlox® control technology across most mineral processing applications. It provides highly effective performance at a reduced treatment cost - in some cases up to 30% lower than
products on the market.

Products include:

  • MaxiFlox® organic liquid coagulants (based on synthetic organic monomers & naturally occurring polysaccharides)
  • MaxiFlox® inorganic liquid coagulant blends
  • MaxiFlox® cationic & anionic flocculant emulsions
  • MaxiFlox® cationic & anionic flocculant powders
  • MaxiFlox® mud solidification polymers
  • MaxiFlox® antifoam products
  • MaxiDry® filter aids

We bring a significant depth of technical knowledge of underlying chemistry and wastewater treatment processes. This has been gained through our extensive in-house R&D of monomers and unique proprietary polymerisation technologies, as well as through our technical representatives’ extensive experience in the field solving wastewater treatment problems.