Bulgaria's Agropolychim completes DAP/MAP trial

14 July 2008 13:40  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Bulgarian fertilizer producer Agropolychim has completed trial production of diammonium phosphate (DAP) and monoammonium phosphate (MAP) at its Devnya plant, a company source said on Monday.

“The trials went well,” said the source. “We went over design capacity, which was 850 tonnes/day and produced over 15,000 tonnes of DAP/MAP [during June and July].”

The sourced confirmed that, since it had begun maintenance of its nitrate line, it had switched back to triple superphosphate (TSP) production.

Normally, Agropolychim produces around 25,000-27,000 tonnes/month of TSP, 90% of which is exported to various global markets.

The temporary switch to DAP and MAP was part of a hedging strategy to provide more flexibility in fertilizer supplies to customers, the company had earlier said.

The source added that Agropolychim was currently working on further improvements and debottlenecking.

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By: Mike Nash
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