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KAO Chemicals outlines solutions for ammonium nitrate production, storage and transportation

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World Fertilizer,

Kao Chemicals Fertilizers is a key player leading chemical production/development industry trends, aiming to contribute towards sustainable development.

In order to achieve these goals, the company adds value to the manufacture of fertilizer products through established worldwide partnerships. Driven by R&D, Kao Chemicals Fertilizers business expertise is equipped to develop solutions to meet the challenges of fertilizer and technical ammonium nitrate production, storage and transportation. The technical services offered by KAO propose integrated support for its customers’ needs that include identification of optimum additive formulations, evaluation of key properties and validation, not only at laboratory scale but also supporting industrial process trials.

KAO Fertilizers meets challenging parameters for producers with the following products:

  • Anti-caking additives (oil-based and water-based systems)
  • Anti-dust additives
  • Hydrophobic additives
  • Corrosion Inhibitors

KAO also specialises in anticaking and porosity agents for Technical Ammonium Nitrate (TAN). There is an array of alternatives for any of the two types of additives to adapt the performance and characteristics to the production, storage, and transport conditions.

Porosity creation inside the ammonium nitrate mass is the most sensitive step in the production process. KAO porosity control agents are high-performing additives that can be delivered as a concentrated formula or as a ready-made water solution.

Furthermore, KAO commercialises a wide range of tailor-made formulations based on mineral oils and surfactants with high anti-caking and hydrophobic characteristics. The combination of both external and internal KAO additives ensure the quality of TAN throughout its shelf life.

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