JSC Chemical Metallurgical Plant
The leading Russian manufacturer and supplier of lithium products since 1956
Krasnoyarsk Chemical Metallurgical Plant (CMP) was established in 1956 to manufacture lithium hydroxide monohydrate from spodumene concentrates. At the same time the mining workshop was put into operation. CMP started to develop Torgashinsky limestone deposit and commissioned lime-crushing facility for core production operations. In December, 1964 CMP organized the production of ‘200” grade belito-aluminate cement from lime wastes. By 1965 the full design capacity of lithium hydroxide production has been reached.
In the 60s the enterprise has customized an extraction scheme for obtaining lithium, cesium and rubidium from liquors of main production, which permitted to start production of alkali metals chlorides.
In 1972 company began production of synthetic NaA type zeolites for the application in petrochemical industry.
Further in the 1980s CMP developed the production of high pure rubidium and cesium and commissioned lithium metal pilot plant. Battery quality of lithium metal has been achieved. CMP successfully exported lithium metal ingots to Germany, Japan and Czech Republic.
In 1998 due to high energy and raw materials prices, CMP switched to conversion of imported lithium carbonate into lithium hydroxide.
Within 2000-2002 company implemented production of granulated lithium metal and lithium metal packing under inert gas atmosphere.
Today CMP manufactures and exports:
- lithium hydroxide monohydrate of various grades (battery grade, technical grade, high purity grade, wet grade, oil-coated grade);
- lithium metal (ingots, cylinders, granules);
- high purity alkali metals (sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium) in ampoules
CMP produces the following products:
- Lithium hydroxide (monohydrate) (chemical formula LiOH*H2O) of various grades.
Application area: lithium-ion batteries, lubricants with high stability of mechanical performance at a significant temperature change (from -60°C to 160°C), chemical industry, lithium compounds, air cleaning and air conditioning, gas masks, submarines, aircraft and spacecraft, glass and ceramic industry, radio electronics and other industries.
Application area: non-ferrous metallurgy, ferrous metallurgy, chemical industry, gas purification, electrochemical power sources, API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient);
- Alkali metals in ampoules: potassium, cesium, sodium, rubidium metals.
Application area: optical systems of electronic industry, special alloys of non-ferrous and ferrous metals, chemical industy, high vacuum and ultra-high vacuum, Image Intensifier Tubes (IIT), medicine.
- Lime of various grades.
Application area: chemical, metallurgical, leather, glass, cellulose, construction industry and other products;
- Limestone of different fractions.
Application area: lime and cement, roads construction.
CMP pays great attention to environmental policy. The company is focused on the production of environmentally safe products, prevention (minimization) of negative impacts of products on the environment, maintaining the necessary sanitary and hygienic conditions at the workplaces of the enterprise. Production activities at CMP meet the requirements of the legislation of Russian Federation for environmental policy.
CMP partners are oil enterprises, manufacturers of electrolytes, glass and ceramic productions. The main supplier of raw materials for CMP is SQM. Since 2016 CMP started to cooperate with other foreign partners for the raw materials.
Starting from 2016 CMP has been increasing its production capacity due to the steadily growing needs of the world market. The main competitive advantage of CMP products is the high assessment of their quality by major customers at lithium market.