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Industrial Minerals and Inorganic Chemicals

Inorganic chemicals are used throughout the chemical universe, from ultra-high-purity silica for semiconductors to mined industrial minerals used in industry or the construction trades. Common inorganic chemicals are often metal oxides, carbonates, halides, nitrates, nitrides, sulfides, phosphates, and sulfates. They can also be pure elements, such as gold, copper, or iron. Organometallic compounds are also often considered inorganic chemicals.

Specific examples of industrial inorganic chemicals include silica, ammonium nitrate fertilizer, titanium dioxide pigment, metallic catalysts, and reagents for organic chemistry. The most common and important industrial inorganic chemicals include ammonia, ammonia salts, carbon black, chlorine, sulfuric acid, and hydrochloric acid. There are also many specialty, small-volume products for use in electronics, aerospace, energy, and other demanding applications that often command high valuations.

Industrial minerals are generally inorganic chemicals found in nature. Aluminosilicate clays are one example, as are silica sands, bauxite, gypsum, and rare earth minerals.

How Grace Matthews Helps Industrial Minerals and Inorganic Chemicals Firms

Grace Matthews recognizes that the industrial minerals business can be significantly different from specialty chemicals and intermediate petrochemicals. Most industrial minerals are produced by mining mineral deposits. Mineral processing mostly means separating and purifying, versus “cracking” a petrochemical, organic synthesis via a multistep reaction series or formulating a paint. Understanding the competitive landscape, competitive technologies, and reserve status are all important factors in industrial minerals transactions. Our expert team at Grace Matthews will take the time to get to know your business and goals and work with you to achieve an optimal outcome for your inorganic chemicals mergers and acquisitions needs.

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