Lithium salts are nowadays widely used in modern industries raising comfort levels, saving energy, or supporting industrial progress. Albemarle produces a great variety of lithium compounds on its own production sites worldwide.
Lithium carbonate, the first chemical in the production chain, is the building block for other lithium derivatives and used in a great variety of applications, like frits for the ceramic and enamel industries, heat resistant glass, aluminum production, pharmaceuticals, and lithium-ion batteries.
Albemarle produces lithium carbonate at La Negra, Antofagasta in Chile, and in Nevada, USA, based on naturally occurring lithium brines.
Apart from technical carbonate grades, we produce lithium carbonate as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) under GMP conditions, as well as lithium carbonate battery grade for the battery industry.
Lithium hydroxide, a strong base, is mainly used as a reagent in high-performance lithium greases, dyes, and in lithium-ion batteries.
Albemarle produces lithium hydroxide technical grade in the USA and Germany. Our new plant in North Carolina, USA, is intended to mainly serve the battery industry.
Lithium chloride is a very hygroscopic salt and used in fluxes, humidity control, and zeolites. It is a raw material required for the electrolysis of lithium metal.
Albemarle produces lithium chloride in Chile, USA and Germany.
A wide range of special lithium salts is available in different qualities and packaging units, meeting the varied requirements of various users in the construction industry all the way to the pharmaceutical industry.
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