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Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the third week of April 2017

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the third week of April 2017

Source: Zhongyu Information Date:2017-4-21 12:00:36

Unit: USD/ton

AREA20th Apr.13th Apr.Rise and fall
FOB Northwestern Europe
(granular caprolactam)
160-165160-1700/-5
FOB Northwestern Europe
(standard caprolactam)
115-125118-123-3/+2
FOB Baltic Sea (caprolactam)120-135120-1350/0
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)120-130120-1300/0
FOB Kherson (stell grard)90-10590-1050/0
FOB China(caprolactam)105-108104-107+1/+1
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)122-125122-1250/0
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)130-140130-1400/0

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the second week of April 2017

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the second week of April 2017

Source: Zhongyu Information Date:2017-4-14 11:53:52

Unit: USD/ton

AREA6th Apr.13th Apr.Rise and fall
FOB Northwestern Europe
(granular caprolactam)
165-170160-170-5/0
FOB Northwestern Europe
(standard caprolactam)
118-123118-1230/0
FOB Baltic Sea (caprolactam)120-135120-1350/0
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)120-130120-1300/0
FOB Kherson (stell grard)90-10590-1050/0
FOB China(caprolactam)105-110104-107-1/-3
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)125-130122-125-3/-5
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)130-140130-1400/0

Ammonium sulfate: the first week of April 2017, the international market price of ammonium sulfate

Ammonium sulfate: the first week of April 2017, the international market price of ammonium sulfate

Source: Zhongyu Information Date:2017-4-7 14:11:09

UNIT:USD/MT

AREA6th Apr.30th Mar.Rise and fall
FOB Northwestern Europe
(granular caprolactam)
165-170170-175-5/-5
FOB Northwestern Europe
(standard caprolactam)
118-123120-130-2-/7
FOB Baltic Sea (caprolactam)120-135120-1350/0
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)120-130120-1300/0
FOB Kherson (stell grard)90-10590-1050/0
FOB China(caprolactam)105-110107-110-2/0
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)125-130125-1300/0
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)130-140125-140+5/0

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the 5th week of March 2017

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the 5th week of March 2017

Source: Zhongyu Information Date:2017-3-31 8:42:29

UNIT:USD/MT

AREA23th Mar.30th Mar.Rise and fall
FOB Northwestern Europe
(granular caprolactam)
170-175170-1750/0
FOB Northwestern Europe
(standard caprolactam)
125-135120-130-5/-5
FOB Baltic Sea (caprolactam)120-135120-1350/0
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)120-130120-1300/0
FOB Kherson (stell grard)90-12790-1050/-22
FOB China(caprolactam)107-110107-1100/0
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)125-130125-1300/0
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)125-140125-1400/0

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the 4th week of March 2017

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the 4th week of March 2017

Source: Zhongyu Information Date:2017-3-24 14:27:10

UNIT:USD/MT

AREA23th Mar.16th Mar.Rise and fall
FOB Northwestern Europe
(granular caprolactam)
170-175170-1780/-3
FOB Northwestern Europe
(standard caprolactam)
125-135130-135-5/0
FOB Baltic Sea (caprolactam)120-135130-1451
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)120-130130-1401
FOB Kherson (stell grard)90-12790-1270/0
FOB China(caprolactam)107-110112-1151
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)125-130128-1331
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)125-140130-140-5/0

Ammonium sulfate: the third week of March 2017, the international market price of ammonium sulfate

Ammonium sulfate: the third week of March 2017, the international market price of ammonium sulfate

Source: Zhongyu Information Date:2017-3-17 13:59:22

UNIT:USD/MT

AREA9th Mar.16th Mar.Rise and fall
FOB Northwestern Europe

(granular caprolactam)

170-178170-1780/0
FOB Northwestern Europe 

(standard caprolactam)

130-135130-1350/0
FOB  Baltic Sea(caprolactam)130-145130-1450/0
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)130-140130-1400/0
FOB Kherson (stell grard)90-12790-1270/0
FOB China(caprolactam)112-115112-1150/0
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)128-133128-1330/0
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)135-140130-1400/0

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the second week of March 2017

Ammonium sulphate: International market price of ammonium sulphate in the second week of March 2017

Source: Zhongyu Information Date:2017-3-10 13:54:51

UNIT:USD/MT

AREA23th Feb.2nd Mar.Rise and fall
FOB Northwestern Europe

(granular caprolactam)

171-175170-178-1/+3
FOB Northwestern Europe 

(standard caprolactam)

130-135130-1350/0
FOB  Baltic Sea(caprolactam)140-145140-1450/0
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)130-145130-1450/0
FOB Kherson (stell grard)110-13090-127-20/-3
FOB China(caprolactam)112-122112-1150/-7
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)123-132123-1320/0
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)130-145130-1450/0

Ammonium sulfate: the first week of March 2017, the international market price of ammonium sulfate

Ammonium sulfate: the first week of March 2017, the international market price of ammonium sulfate

Source from : Zhongyu Information Date:2017-3-3 14:08:48

UNIT:USD/MT

AREA23th Feb.2nd Mar.Rise and fall
FOBNorthwestern Europe

(granular caprolactam)

171-175170-178-1/+3
FOB Northwestern Europe 

(standard caprolactam)

130-135130-1350/0
FOB  Baltic Sea(caprolactam)140-145140-1450/0
FOB Black sea(caprolactam)130-145130-1450/0
FOB Kherson (stell grard)110-13090-127-20/-3
FOB China(caprolactam)112-122112-1150/-7
CFR Southeast Asia (caprolactam)123-132123-1320/0
CFR Brazil (caprolactam)130-145130-1450/0

Ammonium Sulfate,ammonium sulphate

Ammonium Sulfate,ammonium sulphate

The chemical compound ammonium sulfate is primarily used in fertilizers but is important in other industries as well. While it isn’t considered highly hazardous to humans, there are some important precautions to take if you’re using it.

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Chemical Properties

Ammonium sulfate, also called diammonium sulfate or sulfuric acid diammonium salt, is a white crystalline solid with no smell. It tastes salty. The compound dissolves easily in water but will not dissolve in alcohol or acetone. It readily absorbs water, so if it’s exposed to moist air, it will “scab” on the damp surfaces. When ammonium sulfate reacts with alkaline substances, it gives off ammonia gas. Finally, ammonium sulfate is a fertilizer that’s sometimes used in making homemade explosives.

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Use in Fertilizers

Ammonium sulfate is used most commonly as an artificial fertilizer for alkaline soils. When introduced into damp soil, an ammonium ion is released. This creates a small amount of acid, which lowers the pH balance of the soil. It also contributes nitrogen, which aids in plant growth. It dissolves relatively slowly, which makes it cheaper than some other artificial fertilizers. Ammonium sulfate is also used as an herbicide because it will burn the leaves of plants and either kill them outright or at least weaken them for easy removal.

Other Uses

This compound is used in the production of printed circuit boards. It’s also in flame retardant materials because it lowers the combustion temperature and increases the production of residues or chars. Ammonium sulfate activates yeast, so it helps to get industrially produced bread to rise, and it’s also a general-purpose food additive. Finally, it plays an important role in developing vaccines during the purification process. The DTap vaccine, which protects children from diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough, uses ammonium sulfate for this purpose.

Hazards of Use

Ammonium sulfate is potentially dangerous to both people and the environment, so it requires care in its use. It can cause severe irritation and inflammation of the respiratory tract if inhaled. Eating or drinking ammonium sulfate will cause irritation in the gastrointestinal tract like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, although it isn’t toxic unless consumed in large quantities. Contact with the skin or eyes will cause irritation, redness, itching, and pain. It may also be a neurotoxin, meaning it can cause confusion and behavioral changes.

Avoiding Exposure

As with any potentially toxic chemical, it’s important to take safety precautions when using ammonium sulfate. Use ammonium sulfate only in a well-ventilated area or with a personal respirator. Wear chemical safety goggles and/or a full face safety shield if dusting or splashing solutions is possible. Also, wearing boots, gloves, and an apron or coveralls made of an impervious material like PVC will prevent skin contact. Any work area should be outfitted with an eyewash station and emergency shower in case of accidental exposure.

While ammonium sulfate is used as a fertilizer and therefore is readily available, it should not be used lightly. Taking basic precautions will allow you to get the benefits of using ammonium sulfate without putting yourself at risk.

Formula for Ammonium Sulfate

(NH4)2SO4

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Ammonium Sulfate As a Lawn Fertilizer

Ammonium Sulfate As a Lawn Fertilizer

Ammonium nitrate was the most common source of lawn fertilizer nitrogen until price increases starting in 2004 reduced its availability. Ammonium sulfate and urea (livestock urine) are two nitrogen alternatives used as home lawn fertilizer products. They are quick-release forms of nitrogen that produce rapid growth in lawn turf. Ammonium sulfate is a chemical byproduct of steel-making and synthetic fiber production.

Lawns Need Nitrogen

Nitrogen is one of 17 nutrients lawn grass and other plants need. It is the most abundant nutrient available in the atmosphere but it cannot be absorbed by plants until it has been transformed into ammonium or nitrate compounds. Nature accomplishes this through the decomposition process created by bacteria and algae. Commercial lawn fertilizer products use laboratory processes to create water-soluble chemical nitrogen that has a quick-acting effect on plants. Ammonium sulfate is one of the three main sources of chemical nitrogen used as lawn fertilizer.

Lawn Fertilizer Composition

Lawn fertilizers are created from either organic or inorganic compounds. Ammonium sulfate is an inorganic, factory-made compound used as the nitrogen source in commercial N (nitrogen) P (phosphorus) K (potassium) fertilizers. Commercial lawn fertilizer stimulates quick growth in grass turf. Organic lawn fertilizer contains all the 17 nutrients needed by grass lawns of all types and is derived from natural sources. Organic lawn fertilizer is slower-acting than commercial fertilizer, making nutrients available only as they are needed by the growing grass plants. Natural fertilizer may also neutralize overly acidic soil.

Disadvantages of Ammonium Sulfate

Ammonium sulfate used as lawn fertilizer has the disadvantage of creating high levels of acidity in the soil.”It requires approximately two to three times as much lime to neutralize the same amount of acidity as formed by other common N (nitrogen) carriers,” says a report by Ohio State University Extension Agronomist Jay W. Johnson. Overly acidic soil reduces the activity of beneficial microorganisms in the soil, which break down organic matter and create nitrogen in natural processes. If you use ammonium sulfate as a lawn fertilizer, test your soil pH regularly.

Advantages of Ammonium Sulfate

Ammonium sulfate can be stored for longer periods and is not as highly explosive as ammonium nitrate. It contains 24 percent sulfur, which is one of the nutrients plants need. Its cost is not affected by the fluctuating costs of natural gas because it is a byproduct of other industries. It is less expensive than organic fertilizer and other slow-release fertilizer products. It is easily blended with other nitrogen products, such as urea, to make a stable, dry lawn fertilizer.