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Beneath the Surface

Miles Buckhurst, Jotun, Norway, looks at the issue of corrosion under insulation in the fertilizer industry.

A Bright Future

Gordon Cope, World Fertilizer contributing editor, asks if relief is finally on the way for a stagnating fertilizer industry.

Cultivating capacity growth

Lynn Wang, Integer, China, explains how supply-side structural reform will promote capacity upgrades in the Chinese fertilizer industry.

Handle with care

BEUMER Group looks at the importance of optimising packaging lines in the fertilizer industry.


Update: TPS rescheduled

Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, TPS, has been rescheduled to 12 – 14 December 2017.


Staying on track

G. Manenti, V. Pescuma and S. Sarti, Alfa Laval Olmi SpA, Italy, provide an overview of the delivery schedule for a key piece of heat transfer equipment, process gas boiler packages, to fertilizer plants.

Preventing the 2°C

Oliver Henkes and Jörg Eckert, Heraeus Chemicals, Germany, detail highly efficient catalysts that reduce nitrous oxide emissions from nitric acid production by 95%.

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A tale of two fortunes: the MENA nitrogen market

Laura Cross and Benjamin Treadwell, Integer Research, UK, report on how the Middle East and North Africa region’s position as one of the most competitive nitrogen producers is changing.

A natural boost

Richard Ewing and Deepika Thapliyal, ICIS, UK, analyse natural gas as an increasingly powerful resource for fertilizer manufacturing.

Planting seeds of potential for potash

With potash playing a key role in meeting agriculture’s needs with 95% of it being used as fertilizer, World Fertilizer’s Assistant Editor Harleigh Hobbs spoke to Punkaj Gupta, Joint Managing Director & Group Chief Executive of Essel Group ME, about the company, its flagship potash project and the future of the industry.

A balancing act

Kate Wilcock, ICIS, UK, details the potential of a brief pardon for the global potash market with the second half of 2016 seeing price improvements but 2017 and beyond may be far from balanced.

Unsteady waters for phosphates

Phosphate markets are expected to come under pressure as new capacity starts up, supply begins to catch up with demand and prices weaken. Juan von Gernet and Chris Lawson, CRU Group, UK, report.