Grupa Azoty S.A.’s core operations centre on the manufacture of nitrogen fertilisers and compounds, engineering plastics, organic and inorganic chemicals and other chemical products. The company also generates revenue from selling electricity and laboratory, logistics and other services.
Of key significance within the nitrogen fertilisers manufactured by the company are nitrogen fertilisers with sulphur, a product group including Saletrosan®26 macro and ammonium sulphate AS21. Nitrate fertilisers are generally manufactured using macro mechanical granulation, and they are characterised by good spreading properties.
Due to the use of two granulation methods (smaller, varied granules produced by milling for standard fertilisers and uniform mechanical granulation for macro fertilisers), Grupa Azoty S.A. guarantees the highest quality products and an improvement in crop yields.
Engineering plastics are another significant manufacturing segment. The engineering plastics manufactured by the company are both natural and modified (including Tarnamid®, the trade name of polyamide 6 – PA6). This segment also includes the manufacture of caprolactam, cyclohexanone and cyclohexanol. The company is Poland’s only manufacturer of polyoxymethylene (POM), marketed as Tarnoform® (a natural and modified acetal polymer). The plastics produced in Tarnów are mainly used in the automotive industry, in white goods and packaging. The company also manufactures other organic and inorganic chemicals and catalysts used in certain chemical syntheses for the production of ammonia, hydrogen and synthetic gas.