Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA
Similar to: Agrium, Inc.
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA engages in the production and distribution of fertilizers, potassium nitrate, iodine and lithium chemicals. Its products include specialty plant nutrients; iodine; lithium; potassium chloride and potassium sulfate; industrial chemicals; and other commodity fertilizers. The company operates through six segments: Specialty Plant Nutrients, Industrial Chemicals, Iodine and Derivatives, Lithium and Derivatives, Potassium, and Other Products and Services. The Specialty Plant Nutrients segment produces potassium nitrate, sodium nitrate, sodium potassium nitrate, and specialty blends. The Industrial Chemicals segment produces industrial chemicals like sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate, and boric acid. The Iodine and Derivatives segment produces iodine and iodine derivatives, which are used in a wide range of medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial applications, including x-ray contrast media, polarizing films for liquid crystal displays, antiseptics, biocides and disinfectants in the synthesis of pharmaceuticals, herbicides, electronics, pigments, and dye components. The Lithium and Derivatives segments produces lithium carbonate, which is used in a variety of applications, including electrochemical materials for batteries, frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat-resistant glass (ceramic glass), air conditioning chemicals, continuous casting powder for steel extrusion, primary aluminum smelting process, pharmaceuticals, and lithium derivatives. The Potassium segment produces potassium chloride and potassium sulfate. The Other Products and Services segment produces other fertilizers and blends. Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile was founded June 17, 1968 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.