Lithium and Derivatives

Lithium Carbonate

Lithium Carbonate

Given its versatility, lithium carbonate is used in diverse industries such as electronics, ceramics and glass, etc. Because of its elevated electrochemical potential and the fact that it is the lightest solid element, its main use is as a cathode material in lithium-ion batteries. These batteries have experienced strong and growing demand in recent years, mainly due to the sharp growth in the market for electric vehicles but also because of their use in laptop computers, mobile phones and digital cameras. SQM produces lithium carbonate in its Salar del Carmen plant, close to Antofagasta, Chile, from solutions with high lithium concentrations extracted from the Salar de Atacama.

Rechargeable batteries
Special glass
Frits for ceramics and enamels
Cements and special adhesives
Powders for continuous casting
Industrial air conditioning
Aluminum

Battery grade, micronized
Technical grade, crystals
Technical grade, powder
Technical grade, micronized