Ammonium Sulfate:

Market Dynamics: β€‹In BioTech, ammonium sulfate is used in purifying proteins by "salting them out". However, the primary market use for ammonium sulfate is as a fertilizer, thus small fluctuations in the fertilizer market can cause shortages in Life Sciences. 

Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:

Ammonia (90% goes to the fertilizer market)

Ammonium Carbonate



Neutralization of ammonia/sulfuric acid waste (ammonium sulfate co-product)

Nylon/Caprolactam (ammonium sulfate co-product)

Sulfuric acid


Down Stream Materials Consuming Ammonium Sulfate: