Iodine Derivatives

Iodine derivatives are used in a wide range of medical and industrial applications as well as in human and animal nutrition products, such as antiseptics and disinfectants, pharmaceutical intermediates, polarizing films for liquid crystal displays (LCD), chemicals, etc. Iodine is added in the form of potassium iodate or potassium iodide to edible salt to prevent iodine deficiency disorders.

SQM produces, through a joint venture with Ajay, organic and inorganic iodine derivatives. SQM through Ajay or alone, is also actively participating in the iodine recycling business using iodinated side-streams from chemical processes in Europe, the United States and Asia.