Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile Inc. (NYSE: SQM, BCS: SQM-A, SQM-B) was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile. It has 5,145 full-time employees. A manufacturer and seller of special phytonutrients, iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, industrial chemicals, potassium and other products and services, is the world’s largest lithium resource company ( FMC is ranked second ).
Chemical & Mining Co. of Chile (SQM):
SQM=Sociedad Química y Minera, mainly produces and sells special phytonutrients (SPN), iodine and its derivatives, lithium and its derivatives, industrial chemicals, potassium and other products and services.
The special phytonutrients provided by the Chilean Mining and Chemical Company are used in plant crops (such as vegetables, fruits, flowers). The products include potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, potassium sodium nitrate, special compound products, etc. The brand Ultrasol is mainly used in irrigation and fertilization. Qrop is mainly used in open soil, Speedfol brand is used in leafy plants, Allganic brand is used in organic agriculture.
In addition, the iodine and its derivative products provided by SQM are used in various medicines, herbicides, electronics, pigments, and dyes in various medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and industrial fields, including X-ray developers, polarizing films for LCD , Preservatives, fungicides, disinfectants and other items.
In addition, the lithium carbonate provided by Chilean Mining and Chemical Company is used in various fields, including battery chemical materials, ceramic and enamel industry glazes, heat-resistant glass, air conditioning system chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, and primary aluminum Smelting, medicine, lithium derivatives, etc.
The lithium hydroxide provided by the Chilean Mining and Chemical Company is used as a raw material for the lubricant and battery industry; the potassium chloride produced is a commercial fertilizer, and potassium sulfate is a special fertilizer.
Chile Mining and Chemical Company also provides industrial chemicals such as sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, boric acid, potassium chloride, solar salt, and sells its fertilizer products and composite products.