SQM to expand iodine capacity and to ‘supply growth for a decade’

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Thursday, 10 January 2019

Chile’s SQM is looking to strengthen its position as the world’s highest-volume iodine producer, proposing a capacity expansion to 23,000 tonnes per year in a recent environmental impact study.

Market leader SQM is proposing to almost double its capacity for production of iodine and has submitted an environmental impact study (EIS) for an expansion to 23,000 tonnes per year, a source close to the company told Fastmarkets on Thursday January 10.

The Chilean iodine producer is currently ramping...

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