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.