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Agriculture

Dicyandiamide

In 1950, SKW Trostberg, as the forerunner to AlzChem, started production of Dicyandimide (DCD). The production plant has been in continuous operation ever since, and constantly improved so that in the current day it respresents one of the most efficient, technically advanced and pollution-free DCD processes in the world. Furthermore, with a capacity of 20,000 to per annum it still represents one of the largest DCD facilities worldwide, and one of the only remaining DCD facilities located outside of China. In 2016 we are very proud to be able to announce that our total DCD manufacturing quantity will exceed the 1,000,000 to mark.

The big advantage of DCD is that it is extremely reactive but nevertheless non-hazardous, and because of this it is used in a wide variety of applications. The largest application field is as a synthetic component for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s), inter alia for the manufacture of the type II anti-diabetes drug Metformin. Another major application field is the hot-curing of epoxy resins for industrial applications, and in recent years Dicyandiamide has a growing importance as a nitrogen stabiliser for agicultural fertilisers. Internally Alzchem also use DCD as a raw material in forward-integrated intermediate products for the production of a diverse range of guanadine salts, guanamines and DCD based condensation products; used in air bags, water treatment, flame retardants, textiles, leather tanning and finishing, and pulp and paper finishing auxiliaries.

Andrew Bage

Andrew Bage

T +49 8621 86-2508

andrew.bage@alzchem.com

News

AlzChem AG offers exclusive customized service when it comes to Guanidine Hydrochloride and Guanidine Thiocyanate: We prepare custom-made buffer solutions for biotechnological application – starting with small scale production.
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In response to the high demands of the pharmaceutical Industry, Alzchem also offers a premium pharmaceutical grade quality of Dicyandiamide named TROPHARM.  Working hand-in-hand with our pharmaceutical customers we have developed various customer specific tailor-made grades of extreme high purity and exceptional low levels of impurities and water content. TROPHARM is a major component in the manufacture of Metformin, an API used for the treatment of diabetes.
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A special technology established at AlzChem is the use of sodium borohydrate for reductions in technical scale. The compound is an efficient and selective reducing agent for a series of organic molecules. AlzChem has appropriate equipment and suitable processes for a safe application and knows how to handle this challenging reagent.
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AlzChem exhibited at the 5th Specialty & Agro Chemicals America show September 9-11 at Charleston, SC. The exhibition continues to grow as a very fast pace and has become the most important event to reach our target audience in the US. AlzChem presented the NCN- and nitriles chemistry and had fruitful discussions with a large number of US customers.  Progress in several projects made the show another success.
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Events

31.05.2017 to 01.06.2017
Continuing a longstanding tradition, AlzChem will again be represented in 2017 with its own booth at ChemSpec Europe. The show will take place on May 31/June 01 in Munich. On top of our standard portfolio consisting of cyanamide, dicyandiamide...
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