Fertilisers & Chemicals

Fertilisers are split into three types N (Nitrogen), P (Phosphorus) and K (Kali/Potash), according to the main nutrients needed by crop plants. 

Roughly two thirds of the global fertiliser production is nitrogen-based, followed by phosphate fertilisers and then potash. Nitrogen-based fertilisers are based on natural gas, or in some cases coal, as raw material while phosphates and potash are based on mineral ore.

Fertilisers have a decisive impact on the yield and the quality of crop plants, and thus play an important role for food security and human health.

Besides fertilisers we produce and trade industrial chemicals, especially methanol, caprolactam, butyl rubber, polyester fibers and yarns.