Iodine and Derivatives
Iodine (ACS/US/EP grade)
Iodine is used in diverse medical, agricultural and industrial applications. It is the main component of injectable contrast media for clinical exams and is used directly in the production of many drugs. Iodine has diverse industrial applications, including disinfectants for the dairy industry, biocides for paints and wood treatments, herbicides, etc.
SQM produces iodine and, through a joint venture with Ajay Chemicals, produces organic and inorganic iodine derivatives.
SQM is also actively present in the iodine recycling business in Europe, the United States and Asia, either through Ajay or on its own.
For more information, see:
X-ray contrast media
Human and animal nutrition
Iodophors (PVP-I and others)
Polarizing film for LCD/LED screens
USP/ACS/EP grade, granulated