Acron Group is a major mineral fertiliser producer in Russia and globally. Its diversified portfolio includes complex and nitrogen fertilisers, as well as industrial products. In 2017, the Group sold 7.3 mn tonnes of its key products.
Mineral fertilisers are vital for agriculture. Comprehensive plant nutrition is essential for optimal crop growth and development. Mineral fertilisers are the key source of nutrients.
Consistent increase in mineral fertiliser production is Acron Group’s key objective.
Acron Group produces organic compounds (methanol, formalin, urea-formaldehyde resins, melamine-urea-formaldehyde resins and dipping resins) and non-organic compounds (high-density and low-density AN, urea for diesel exhaust fluid production, conversion calcium carbonate and liquid carbon dioxide).
Rare Earth Metal Compounds
Acron Group produces rare earth elements (REE) from apatite concentrate process flows at its production site in Veliky Novgorod. Currently, Acron has the only integrated industrial-scale operations in Russia to extract, concentrate and separate REE concentrates into elements and groups.
Acron produces cerium, lanthanum, neodymium and didymium, as well as concentrates of light, medium and heavy REE.
The end product is used in various sectors, including the defence industry. It is also supplied to producers of glass, isoprene rubbers, catalysts for oil cracking and petroleum products, polishing powders, neodymium rubbers, alloys, neodymium magnets, and electronics.
Acron has the only operations in Russia to separate REE concentrates into elements.
The Group produces two types of feedstock — apatite concentrate and ammonia.
NWPC’s apatite concentrate is a high-quality phosphate raw material used to produce complex fertilisers and phosphorous compounds.
Ammonia is a basic input for fertilisers. The majority of it is used internally and processed into nitric acid, which is used mainly to produce complex mineral fertilisers and AN. Veliky Novgorod-based Acron uses ammonia to manufacture all its fertiliser products.
Providing its production facilities with own raw materials is one of Acron Group’s priorities.
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