What is an Ammonium Nitrate?
Ammonium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula NH₄NO₃. It is a white crystalline salt consisting of ions of ammonium and nitrate.
It is highly soluble in water and hygroscopic as a solid, although it does not form hydrates. It is predominantly used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer.
Ammonium Nitrate Suppliers In South Africa
Ammonium nitrate medical grade for gas industry customers is produced in our factories: Pardies (France), Rostock (Germany), Sluiskil (Holland), and Tertre (Belgium). Our global logistics network ensures reliable delivery to customers across South Africa.
Your reliable supplier in South Africa
The gas industry that produces nitrous oxide requires a constant supply of ammonium nitrate. In turn, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers depend on a reliable supply of nitrous oxide (N₂O or laughing gas). The Health Professionals and the gas industry both have strict expectations in terms of the reliability of supply.
Our factory in Rostock (Germany) produces solid ammonium nitrate medical grade for the manufacture of nitrous oxide internationally (Asia, Africa, Americas). Solid ammonium nitrate is an economical solution and easy to transport. Given its high level of purity, solid ammonium nitrate produced in Yara’s Rostock plant is ideally suited for use in surgical, dental, and pharmaceutical industries.
With its comprehensive logistics network across the world and as the largest producer of nitrate, Yara is ideally positioned to supply the South African market with ammonium nitrate. We can provide you high purity medical grade ammonium nitrate for medical nitrous oxide when you need it, wherever you are. This is why major industrial gas companies across South Africa have chosen Yara’s ammonium nitrate for the manufacture of their medical nitrous oxide. Yara provides its customers with ammonium nitrate in 40 countries around the world.
Contact the South African team
Yara Africa Fertilizer (PTY) LTD
Paarl, 7645, South Africa
Why is ammonium nitrate so expensive?
Ammonium Nitrate prices have seen an upward price trajectory in Q1 2022 on the back of increasing feedstock prices, particularly Ammonia gas, which is one of the critical materials in Ammonium Nitrate production. The price of AN has been impacted by rising natural gas costs, which are crucial in its manufacture.
Which is better fertilizer urea or ammonium nitrate?
It is widely accepted that urea will lose more than 20% of its nitrogen in the form of ammonia following application as compared to around 3% with ammonium nitrate.
Such a loss immediately introduces risk as it all depends on where the ammonia nitrogen ends up, in the crop/soil or atmosphere.