Dec 12  Comment 
One of the world's largest makers of airbags, Takata has long used ammonium nitrate to inflate airbags --- airbags that are now the subject of a massive recall. But records show that the company has long worked to find fixes to problems with the...
New York Times  Dec 10  Comment 
For nearly two decades, the company has struggled to tame ammonium nitrate, an inexpensive but unstable compound used to inflate its airbags.
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 27  Comment 
The public sector FACT has taken steps to reopen its ammonia plant which has been shut down for about 11 months. This follows the decision taken by the Kerala Government to waive the...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 20  Comment 
The Government has abolished the requirement for industrial licences for production of ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) – a move that will benefit the cement and construction industry. Th...
New York Times  Nov 20  Comment 
Takata switched to ammonium nitrate, which is cheaper but is highly sensitive to temperature changes and breaks down over time. Above, Mark Lillie, a former senior engineer with Takata at its propellant plant in Moses Lake, Wash.
Yahoo  Nov 12  Comment 
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Takata Corp (7312.T) has modified the composition of an air bag propellant that contains a volatile chemical at the center of a recall of millions of cars worldwide, the company told Reuters. A Takata official, who did...
Red Orbit  Oct 13  Comment 
Provided by Hannah Hickey, University of Washington The largest migration on the planet is the movement of small animals from the surface of the open ocean, where they feed on plants under cover of darkness, to the sunless depths where they...
SeekingAlpha  Oct 6  Comment 
By Price Point: The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS), one of the largest North American fertilizer companies, announced a reduction in operating rates for its phosphate operations. The company cited high raw material costs (increased sulfur and ammonia...  Sep 30  Comment 
The fertilizer giant reduces phosphate production, blaming "disconnected" ammonia and sulphur prices. It curbs ideas of phosphate and potash sales too


Ammonia is a chemical whose largest industrial use it to produce fertilizer. Ammonia can itself be used as a simple nitrogen fertilizer, but it is more commonly used to produce other nitrogen fertilizers, such as Urea Ammonium Nitrate (UAN). Although generally the least expensive source of nitrogen fertilizer available to agricultural customers, ammonia may be less attractive since it requires specialized equipment and has limited application flexibility.

The largest cost component of ammonia production is natural gas.

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