Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW SA presentation
Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW SA is a manufacturer of fertilizers, food ingredients, other inorganic and organic chemicals (oleochemicals).
We are the only manufacturer of Potassium Nitrate and Stearic Acid in Poland and a distributor of some chemical products as well.
We are a part of one of the largest chemical capital groups in Eastern&Central Europe - Grupa Azoty Poland.
- hydroponic tomato and cucumber production in greenhouses,
- food production: dairy products, meat processing plants, cold cuts, confectionery (sweets, biscuits), food ingredients
- glass and lead crystal manufacturers
- explosives producers
- construction industry
- automotive industry - the car airbag manufacturing industry
FERTILIZERS - FOOD ADDITIVES - SPECIALITY CHEMICALS
|FERTILIZERS||FOOD ADDITIVES||SPECIALITY CHEMICALS - TECHNICAL GRADE CHEMICALS|
OTHER FUNCTIONAL FOOD ADDITIVES:
ADDITIVES FOR THE BUILDING INDUSTRY
CHEMICALS FOR THE GLASS INDUSTRY - LEAD CRYSTAL
CHEMICALS FOR THE EXPLOSIVES PRODUCTION
ADDITIVES FOR RUBBER AND PLASTIC INDUSTRY:
Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW S.A. – 100 years in business
2016 will mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW Spółka Akcyjna (S.A.) in Poland, Nitrates Works, now a part of one of the biggest Polish chemical company - Azoty PUŁAWY Capital Group.
The history of Nitrates Works in Chorzów goes back to World War I, which means that we are considering one of the oldest chemical companies in Poland. Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW S.A activity was inaugurated in 1916, based on an agreement between the German government and Bayerische Stickstoffwerke A.G., a Bavarian Stock Association. In July 1922 Nitrates Works were officially taken over by the Polish government.
In 2012 the company was taken over by Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY Capital Group, which purchased 85% of company stock from the Ministry of State Treasury of the Republic of Poland.
The consolidation of Azoty Puławy and Azoty Tarnów companies in 2013 resulted in Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW S.A joining one of the biggest chemical groups in Europe – GRUPA AZOTY Capital Group.
Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW key activity is the production of potassium nitrate and calcium nitrate in 50% solution, as well as distribution of fertilizers for fertigation intended for modern greenhouse gardening, with domestic market share of about 30%. The company is also a significant importer and distributor of many other chemical feedstock supplied to the glass, food and building industries.
In September 2013 Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW launched manufacturing of stearin, glycerine and distilled fatty acids. Upon the completion of the 65-million PLN investment, Nitrates Works in Chorzów gained the first and only installation for processing of animal fats to stearic acid in Poland.
The new production line utilizes a kind of renewable resources. The idea confirms the development strategy of the whole Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY Capital Group. Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY has been stressing the importance of growth towards bioproducts manufacturing, goods which may find application in new business areas.
First steps in oleochemical products business
Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW new oleochemical installations, affirms the membership of Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY in the group of leading Polish companies investing in innovative and long-term technological solutions. The investment completed in Chorzów enables the extraction of a mix of distilled saturated and unsaturated fatty acids through processing of animal fats and vegetable oils. As a result, high-quality intermediary products with a variety of applications will hit the Polish and the European markets.
The only stearin manufacturer in the country
Fat Processing Installation in Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW is the only domestic enterprise producing stearic acid. Until now Polish factories have imported stearin from neighboring European countries or Malaysia and Indonesia. Stearin will become more readily available in Poland. The product will find application in rubber and candle manufacturing, as well as chemical, pharmaceutical and mining industries.
Production capacity of stearic acid in Poland
Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW is capable of processing 16,000 tonnes of resource annually into 13,000 tonnes of marketable stearin. Those will initially be obtained from animal fat using hydrogenation process, but in a longer perspective the installation is also dedicated to refining vegetable oils.
In response to demand for products with various parameters, particular clients may order stearin with chosen iodine adsorption value (in the range from 1 to 20 g l2/100g), with low proportion of acids with < C16 chains.
Stearic acid, distilled fatty acids and …glycerin
The up-and-running investment enriches Zakłady Azotowe CHORZÓW portfolio with glycerin with no less than 80% glycerol, free from methanol, with annual output of 1,600 tonnes. Glycerin is currently one of the key intermediary products in pharmaceutical, cosmetics and grocery industries.