New direction of development in the fertilizer-chemical business

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The dynamic growth of agriculture and the increasing role of the sector in the national economy are regarded as a success. At the same time, the changes on the market have stepped up the requirements posed to all participants of the food chain. The fertilizer companies also need to meet the expectations of the market and the users. How can we do it?

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Fertilizers gain importance

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The world population is growing, and new, more efficient methods of cultivation are increasingly sought after. Consequently, scientists and experts from all over the world are constantly interested in researching effective fertilization techniques.

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“PUŁAWY” to deliver fertilizers worth over 700 million PLN!

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Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “PUŁAWY” continues to develop in each of the areas of its activity. This translates into increasing efficiency of production, as well as increasing the sales of fertilizers and chemical products. At the beginning of June, new contracts regarding fertilizers were singed by Our Works. Their joint value exceeds 700 million PLN!

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RSM® from Puławy will be sold abroad

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In the second week of January 2014 Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” signed an agreement with a Zurich-based Swiss company TRAMMO AG, concerning the sales of RSM® (ammonium nitrate-urea solution). The contract is valid over the next three years and its value is c. 385 million PLN.

The contract with TRAMMO AG will involve sea shipments of our fertilizers from Polish seaports to main RSM® markets, meaning France, Germany and the UK.

The output capacity of our Company is 1.2 million tonnes of RSM® per year!

“PUŁAWY” has been pursuing a policy of intensive development of its RSM® production base, raising its share in the domestic market of liquid fertilizers. One of the steps taken by our Company is developing the sales and distribution network of the product in Poland. Until the end of 2014 we will have completed the construction of a sales network comprising 900 tanks with 25 m3 or 50 m3 capacity.

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RSM – the solution comes from “PUŁAWY”

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Urea-ammonium nitrate solution (RSM) is one of the most universal products in Agro segment of Grupa Azoty “PUŁAWY” market offer. RSM may be applied on all soils, and to fertilize cereals, canola, potatoes, maize, fruit and vegetables.

Three in one

RSM contains amide, ammonium and nitrate form of nitrogen – as many as three. Consequently, the fertilizer is active over a prolonged period of time and may provide nutrients for plants in the long term. The product is a solution with high levels of concentration: 28% N, 30% N and 32% N. Apart from different nitrogen content, the three solutions also have various temperature of crystallization and density.

RSM - the solution comes from Liquids act faster

Thanks to the form of aqueous solution, the nitrogen is absorbed by plants faster, while application via flooding or spraying ensures even distribution of RSM. The product may be used before sowing or during the cultivation of the crops. It is also excellent at the time of drought, bringing high efficiency of fertilization.

We also offer RSMS

Only 4% of Polish farmland has soil rich in sulphur, which is vital for the growth of many plans. The element also facilitates effective absorption and use of nitrogen provided in fertilizers. In order to supplement sulphur, “PUŁAWY” offers RSMS, the urea-ammonium nitrate solution with added sulphur in the easily absorbed, sulphate form.

RSM - the solution comes from Quality counts

Both RSM and RSMS are high quality products, produced in accordance with the 1st Regulation on Fertlizers (EC) no 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and Council from 13.09.2003. RSM also has the Compliance Certificate (Nawóz WE/EC Fertilizer) and “Q” quality tag.

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New fertilizers from PUŁAWY

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“PUŁAWY” summed up the implementation of a 5-year international project aiming at creating innovative formulas of nitrogen-based fertilizers with added sulfur. Following the research and tests which have been made, we managed to introduce new products on the market, at the same time offering to clients innovative techniques of fertilizers application.

New products containing sulfur

The finalized 5-year project made it possible to widen the portfolio of “PUŁAWY” to include fertilizers including sulfur based on ammonium nitrate-urea solution RSM and ammonium sulfate – liquid fertilizers, as well as based on urea and ammonium sulfate – solid fertilizers. Using the collected results, we prepared an opinion about the new generation of fertilizers before they are marketed. The opinion will shape the fertilizing recommendations and marketing activities for new products of “PUŁAWY” – PULGRAN S, PULASKA and RSMS, all manufactured in the New Fertilizer Complex.

European sulfur deficiency

In most European countries strict limitations of sulfur emissions led to deficits of the element in cultivated soils. Sulfur shortage, especially in sulfur-dependent plants (canola, grass), and favorable reaction to fertilizing with this element, was spotted in Ireland, Scotland, and next in England, the north of Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Central and Eastern European countries are behind with respect to knowledge about demand for fertilization with sulfur. Consequently, analyzing market demand, we initiated appropriate research.

Research results

Experiments made in our Works proved that fertilizers with an addition of sulfur are much more beneficial for the growth and development of plants under observation. We also noticed an improvement of qualitative and quantitative parameters of crops. Research results confirmed our hypothesis that nitrogen fertilizers enriched with sulfur increase efficiency as compared to simple nitrogen fertilizers. In Polish conditions, liquid fertilizers brought higher output and economic efficiency. RSM is recommended in cultivation of wheat, while RSMS in the case of canola. In experiments conducted in Germany and Czech Republic, solid urea with added sulfur proved the most efficient.

Connecting science and agriculture

At the beginning of the project we observed very promising test results. On this basis, we initiated a series of investment activities aiming at creating new fertilizer formulas containing sulfur. The strategy implemented for a long time by “PUŁAWY” involves cooperation with scientists and end users – farmers. Bearing this in mind, we undertook this 5-year project, which has just been finalized, so as to provide Polish farming industry with innovative technologies for agricultural cultivation.

Shaping business relations

Mega Projekt initiative involved close cooperation with scientific institutions from Poland, Czech Republic and Germany: the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation Puławy/Wrocław, Fertilizer Research Institute in Puławy, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, German Institute in Mecklenburg, Prague Institute in the Czech Republic as well as commercial partners: UNIBALTIC AGRO, AGRO BALTIC, AGRO CS and AGROCENTRUM Ltd.

We are currently finalizing the first stage of the construction of the New Fertilizer Complex. This enterprise will lead to marketing new nitrogen fertilizers enriched with sulfur.

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RSM in demand

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Potassium nitrate-urea solution (RSM) is one of the most popular fertilizers manufactured by “PUŁAWY”. The main reason for its success is our strategy of offering good quality product at a competitive price.

How is that possible?

Combining both competitive advantages is possible thanks to high output capacity of “PUŁAWY” when it comes to the ingredients of RSM. Annual output of urea and potassium nitrate reaches 1.1 million tonnes per year. Consequently, the average price per ton is low, without compromising on the content of clear nitrogen in the product (levels of concentration available are 28%, 30% and 32%).

How does RSM work?

A combination of two forms of nitrogen: the quick-acting amide nitrogen and the slowly-activated ammonia nitrogen makes the fertilizer the most effective one in our climatic zone. Moreover, the solution may be easily applied and is quickly absorbed due to its liquid form. It does not require dissolving, as in the case of fertilizers in the form of granules.

RSM is a priority for “PUŁAWY”

Owing to the impressive production capacity of this fertilizer (3rd rank in Europe – 1.2 million tonnes per year), “PUŁAWY” are constantly conducting R&D projects to develop the product. Once the latest investments are finalized, the plant will be able to enrich liquid solution with sulfur of magnesium.

Quality, price and availability stemming from modern logistical solutions are not the only reasons for the growing demand for the product. Another factor is the spread of know-how done at training sessions for farmers run by “PUŁAWY” staff. We are active in training and educational projects by Fertilizer Research Institute and the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation.

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Expanding our UAN sales network

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In response to the increasing interest of customers, our Company has acquired 380 tanks for urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), with a capacity of 25 and 50 m3. It’s a part of the plan of sales development of this fertilizer, implemented in Pulawy. The total net value of the investment exceeds PLN 21.5 million.

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