Various Applications for Ammonium Sulfate

Several industries have uses for Ammonium Sulfate. The non-hazardous, non-flammable fertilizer is a mainly a byproduct of the base stock used to produce nylon called Caorolactam.

The compound is a solid white crystal solid with no smell that dissolves easily in water. The primary industry uses for the compound include pH control of solutions and cultures, as a fire retardant in cellulose and fiberglass insulation production, for rising during leather tanning, and as a binding material in wallboard. In the agricultural industry besides the main use in fertilizer blends the compound is also utilized as an herbicide adjuvant helping the effectiveness of weed controls, and for plants’ requirement for sulfur.

Fire Retardant, Fertilizer, InsecticidesAS Medicine

In fire retardant materials the compounds’ non-flammable properties help to resist combustion. As a fertilizer The compound lowers the pH balance of the soil while contributing nitrogen that is essential for plant growth. Because the compound is easily absorbed by water it is used in water-soluble insecticides, and fungicides binding iron and calcium cations that are present in both well water and plant cells.

Medicine, Food Additives, Flavoring

The compound also has uses in medicine also as it is listed as an ingredient for many United States vaccines according to the Center for Disease Control. Both the European Union and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration both general recognize Ammonium Sulfate as safe for human consumption as a food additive. Designated the number E517 by the European Union, the compound is used as an acidity regulator in flours.

How Commonwealth Can Help

Since 1998 Commonwealth Industrial Service INC. has packaged, sold, and shipped over 2500,000 tons of Honeywell Ammonium Sulfate on time, and without fail. Commonwealth is responsible for the packaging and resell of 20,000 tons of Honeywell Ammonium Sulfate annually supplying both industrial and agricultural markets.

Some of Commonwealth’s reputable customers include GreenFiber, Benolec LTEE, Guardian Fiberglass, Bristol-Myers, CIS Lumber ReloadAshland Chemicals, Tannin Corp, and UNIVAR. All of Commonwealth’s valued customer rely Commonwealth’s reputation for quick, dependable, and friendly service to meet their needs for Ammonium Sulfate.

Commonwealth packages the compound for agricultural use in bags between 50 lb. and 3000 lb. The sacks contain fertilizer that is produced by Honeywell and looks similar to sand. Commonwealth also produces and bags adjuvant ‘spray grade” AS which is easily dissolved and significantly increases the effectiveness of herbicides applied to farmland.

Commonwealth services incudes warehousing, inventory management, trans loading and rail reloading, and trucking and truck scales. Located in Hopewell Virginia Commonwealth offers safe and economical warehousing support for Evonik Chemicals. With a commitment to the fast and safe delivery of first grade products from the Hopewell Honeywell Plant Commonwealth Industrial Services INC would be proud to handle all of your Ammonium Sulfate needs.

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Commonwealth Industrial Services, Inc. (CIS) is an industrial services company located in Hopewell, Virginia. Although historically a service business, CIS’ primary profit center is the packaging and resale of ammonium sulfate.
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