Cobalt is processed to prepare it for use in various products
The primary cobalt materials from global sources include refined cobalt metal, cobalt concentrate, and cobalt complex intermediates.
The refined cobalt metal can be used directly for a variety of applications or converted into other cobalt compounds (e.g. cobalt salts and oxides) that are used in numerous applications.
Secondary materials recovered at end of life include cobalt-containing metal alloys and complex intermediates. These can be reprocessed into cobalt chemicals for reuse in many key applications.