Indispensable Materials Series
Part 11: Mining Chemicals
As the global demand for technology grows, so has our reliance on metals and minerals. From simple battery cells to sophisticated electronics and low-carbon innovations, our present and future technological foundation is inextricably tied to the mining of these substances.
While we typically associate mining with tools such as axes and drills, recovering metals and minerals from the earth’s crust also involves fascinating chemical processes. Through its global trading network, Samsung C&T transports various chemicals to key mining regions to ensure the smooth production of essential minerals.
Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about common mining chemicals.