SQM entered the industrial chemical business over 30 years ago, producing and selling 100% natural nitrates. These are used as raw materials in a great number of industrial production processes.
From glass manufacturing, metal treatment, recycling to explosives for civil works and thermo-solar salts, which are a mixture of 60% sodium nitrate (NaNO3) and 40% potassium nitrate (KNO3). This mixture of salts has chemical properties that make it the ideal solution for storing thermal energy in solar power plants.
On time product delivery
Global sales network
Personalized local service
100% natural nitrates
Different packaging configurations
Lower CO2 emissions than synthetically produced nitrates
Different grades adjusted to each end-use