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F-Chem specialises in the procurement and sales of sulphur, urea and DAP for the fertilizer, chemical and mining industries.
With the economic expansion of emerging countries such as India, China and Brazil, the demand for fertilizers and therefore sulphur and other products such as Urea and DAP has sharply risen.
Similarly the increasing demand for metals across the word has had a huge impact on the need for sulphuric acid and sulphur.
At F-Chem, we aim to leverage on our knowledge and expertise in the energy industry, as well as our established global network of local partners, to source the raw materials from sulphur rich areas and supply it to the fertilizer, chemical and mining industries.
Through its excellent trading and logistical capabilities F-Chem is an essential conduit linking producers and consumers in different parts of the world.
F-Chem's financial capabilities allow the company to enter in long term off-takes and provide financing through commodity pre-payments.
F-Chem has drawn together a solid international team of market professionals who not only have an in-depth understanding of the commodities market from a physical and financial perspective but who also have a long and successful track record in the freight industry.
The team can boast of an in-depth knowledge of niche markets and strong transaction structuring skills as well as excellent banking relations and access to financing. We have a very strong ‘on the ground’ presence in China, India, Morocco and Brazil.
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.
Large quantities of carbon dioxide are produced during the manufacture of ammonia from coal or from hydrocarbons such as natural gas and petroleum derived raw materials.
This allows direct synthesis of urea from these raw materials.
There are a number of advantages to Urea: it is safer to ship and handle, it is less corrosive and can be easily stored.
It can be used on virtually all crops and can be applied in many ways from sophisticated aerial application to simply being spread by hand.