A tale of two producers: SQM-Rockwood spat illustrates rising lithium tensions

By Myles McCormick
Published: Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The neighbouring lithium suppliers have become embroiled in a squabble over Rockwood’s plans to increase output. But the roots of the enmity stretch far deeper.

Chile’s only two active lithium producers look set to come to blows as both demand and price for the battery mineral continue to moves upward along an ever-steeper trajectory.

Leaked minutes from a meeting of the board of Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) last week revealed the company...

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