Market Dynamics: 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)
Neutralization of ammonia/sulfuric acid waste (ammonium sulfate co-product)
Nylon/Caprolactam (ammonium sulfate co-product)
Down Stream Materials Consuming Ammonium Sulfate: