F-Chem International SA

is an integrated shipping & trading company specialised in sourcing and marketing raw materials, fertilisers and other chemical products for the fertiliser, chemical and mining industries.


F-Chem is a sister company to Flame SA, the well established coal trader with global operations and thermal coal volumes in excess of 17 million tons per annum. Although separate from a legal perspective, F-Chem and Flame SA share the same management team, shipping, operations and finance teams.


F-Chem leverages on the global trading platform of Flame SA in particular in Russia, Asia, Latin America and North Africa where Flame SA has been conducting business for the last 10 years.


F-Chem is headquartered in Lugano (Switzerland) and has offices in India, Taiwan, Korea and Australia. [close]

Elemental sulphur is today predominantly a by-product of the extraction of oil and gas. Sulphur is therefore found in regions such as Russia, the Middle East and North America where most of the oil and gas production is concentrated.
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Urea fertliser are produced by a reaction of liquid ammonia with carbon dioxide at high pressure. This forms ammonium carbamate which is subsequently dehydrated to form urea.
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The Shipping Department operates more than 200 bulk carriers per year ranging from the small handy to the Cape.
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