Inorganic ChemicalsIn a broad sense, inorganic chemicals and compounds refers to substances not organic in nature, that is, chemical substances that are not carbon-based, not containing carbon-hydrogen bonds. Such substances are of mineral origin, having in their molecular structure, typically, the most abundant chemicals: oxygen, silicon, aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium.Inorganic chemicals have long been used in the production of metals, ceramics, cement and lime. Chlorine, caustic soda, sulfuric acid and ammonia are fundamental building blocks of the chemical industry, fully integrated into the economy through a wide variety of industrial applications. Over the past decades, silicon compounds have formed the basis of semiconductor industry.Intratec provides the best-in-class reports examining production processes of inorganic chemicals, with up-to-date analyses of capital and operating costs. We also offer a comprehensive online database of prices of inorganic chemicals, across several countries, covering historical series and forecasts.