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SQM to up potassium nitrate capacity by 500K/tpa

By Myles McCormick
Published: Friday, 03 June 2016

The Chilean producer of lithium, potash, iodine and nitrates said the move would increase its operating flexibility and allow it to maintain high inventory levels, so that it can react quickly to changes in market conditions.

Sociedad de Química y Minera SA (SQM) will increase its potassium nitrate production capacity by 500,000 tpa, bringing total production to 1.5m tpa.The increase will consist of:
300,000 tpa from a new plant100,000 tpa from increases in operational efficiency at existing operations in...

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