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Cobalt Acetate

Co (CH3CO2)2 ⋅ 4H20

Produced and available as fine crystals with uniform size distribution. Primary uses are as catalysts in the polyester industry.

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Cobalt Carbonate

CoCO3

Freeport Cobalt Carbonate is available in several forms of dry powders ranging from 45% to 53% cobalt content. Principal uses include the preparation of hydroprocessing catalysts and ceramic pigment applications. Cobalt carbonate is an important additive as a mineral supplement for ruminants such as cows and sheep. A low nickel-containing feed grade product is recommended for this application.

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Cobalt Hydroxide

Co (OH)2

Freeport Cobalt Hydroxide is a specialty product utilized in the preparation of both refining and petrochemical catalysts. Cobalt hydroxide has high chemical purity and is standardized with 61.5% cobalt content. Its particle size and uniformity (100% under 20 microns, 97% under 5 microns) and its porous structure make this chemical a highly active form of cobalt in all catalyst applications. Freeport Cobalt is currently the world's largest producer of cobalt hydroxide.

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Cobalt Oxide

72–73% Cobalt Oxide Co3O4

Especially formulated for pigments and other uses requiring high purity and controlled physical form. Particle size is 100% less than 20 microns and 95% less than 10 microns.

72–73% Fine Particle Cobalt Oxide Co3O4

Available for special ceramic applications and polymer pigment applications.

Cobalt Oxide LS Co3O4

Produced for use in various applications where sodium cannot be tolerated. Among such uses is incorporation in semiconductor devices such as varistors and thermistors, and also as a chemical precursor for the preparation of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery cathode material, lithium cobalt dioxide.

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Cobalt Sulfate

CoSO4 ⋅ 7H2O

As the world’s largest producer of cobalt sulfate, with multiple worldwide sources of cobalt feedstocks, Freeport Cobalt is the world's most dependable source for this product. Cobalt sulfate finds application in metal finishing, the animal feed industry, electrowinning of copper and as a chemical raw material.

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Recycling

Freeport Cobalt is a worldwide industry leader in developing innovative metal technology at all stages of production.

Freeport Cobalt is acutely aware of the value of the world's finite resources and strives to operate in an efficient and ecologically friendly manner. In fact, Freeport Cobalt is active in hard metal and battery scrap recycling and is currently developing recycling processes for catalysts application.

Our extensive metals experience has allowed Freeport Cobalt to develop some of the world’s most efficient technologies for processing and recycling metal and metal products. Freeport Cobalt’s technology provides materials of greater purity for our customers, enabling them to succeed at high-quality, cost-effective production.

Cobalt Recovery

Cobalt contained in residues and by-products represents a significant domestic source of cobalt. In fact, more than half of Freeport Cobalt’s cobalt feed is recycled material. Freeport Cobalt's Kokkola facility is equipped with flexible, hydrometallurgical circuits capable of extracting and purifying cobalt in a technically efficient and environmentally responsible manner to produce high-quality chemicals for a variety of industries. Freeport Cobalt strives to find the right process for a raw material—not just the right raw materials for existing processes.

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