Agrochemicals and Fertilizers

Sowing the seeds of life

Efficient separation technologies that create sustainable and natural solutions to support nature’s growth

Farmers today face increasing challenges including climate change, reduced land productivity, soil erosion and biodiversity loss. Moreover, they must cope with changing consumer expectations, environmental regulations, and public expectations from agricultural technology. ANDRITZ aims to support farmers by further improving the way crops are grown and protected and works with partners to find solutions to improve soil health, increase yield, and reduce pesticide use.

Innovate, protect and nurture

Agriculture provides our global economy with commodities: basic goods used in commerce, such as grain, livestock, dairy, fiber, and raw materials for fuel. Agricultural products enrich our daily live, but also have an impact on our planet. That is why the agrochemical and fertilizer industry accelerate innovations to protect crops in a sustainable way, whilst reducing the negative environmental effects and avoiding harmful residues. Thus, their aim is to develop environmentally friendly agricultural technologies.

This can be done by using for example the products of nature such as biomass and insects and focusing on efficiency improvements. By using digital tools, industry and commerce strive for efficient farming methods which lead to more biodiversity and less degradation. And ANDRITZ is here to help.

Agrochemicals and fertilizers

Key application areas

Whether you produce or recycle insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, fertilizers, urea, phosphoric acid, potassium, soil conditioners or other agricultural chemical products, we have the in-depth process knowledge and an extensive portfolio of technologies to help make your operation successful.

Agrochemical & fertilizer solutions with a heart for nature

With our extensive portfolio of solid/liquid separation technologies and team of separation specialists, ANDRITZ has both the capability and deep desire to create an environment where nature and humans can flourish and thrive. Centrifugation, drying, separation or filtration, however your product is created, we most likely have everything to produce it: the technology, the process knowledge, and also the service and automation solutions.

In our pilot plants around the world, next-gen dewatering, filtration and drying solutions are developed and tested. Whether you are a start-up with an innovative idea for creating a new biofertilizer or reducing CO2, or a partner with the need to improve efficiency in an existing process, our team is ready to support – all backed by proven service and innovative automation solutions.

How we can support your production process

Spray granulation in a fluid bed is a smart technology to cover several process steps using a single piece of equipment. Whenever it is reasonable or necessary to start thermal drying from a liquid phase, spray granulation is the first choice. Based on that, ANDRITZ – in cooperation with Stamicarbon licence technology – has developed a urea granulator with design features allowing highest equipment availability to produce advanced fertilizers.

Stamicarbon process flow sheet for urea granulation


Process know-how and broad portfolio

ANDRITZ specialists have gained extensive knowledge on dewatering, filtration and drying through multiple stand-alone and turn-key batch and bulk projects at different (multi-national) agrochemical manufacturing plants. We know that different types of raw material, such as fertilizer, urea, potash or ammonium sulfate, as well as other agricultural products, require different production methods. With innumerous installations worldwide, ANDRITZ can boast a proven track record of excellent results whilst guaranteeing minimum downtime.

Our current portfolio allows us to create next-gen dewatering, filtration, cooling and drying solutions to manufacture sustainable fertilizers. This reduces the carbon footprint of nutritious food and supports farmers in their quest to preserve healthy life on our planet for everyone.

The right solution for your separation challenge


Pusher centrifuge

The Krauss-Maffei pusher centrifuge is a continuous filtration centrifuge for solid/liquid separation. It is designed to perform reliably and efficiently even under rough process conditions. Learn more about this technology.

Paddle dryer

The ANDRITZ Gouda paddle dryer is a fully enclosed machine that guarantees safe handling of food products and can be customized to meet your needs. Moreover, the machine design features easy accessibility for cleaning purposes. Learn more about this technology.

Plate dryer

The ANDRITZ plate dryer is used for continuous drying of free-flowing bulk materials. It has been proven in over 400 applications and is available in atmospheric, gas-tight or vacuum configurations. The ANDRITZ plate dryer gently dries sensitive, toxic and solvent-containing products without harming the environment. Learn more about this technology.

Decanter centrifuge ACZ

The ANDRITZ Decanter Censor ACZ was developed for plastics recycling. Plastics recycling has become much more specialized and so the design of new products must increasingly focus on recycling aspects. New, improved technologies have been developed in response to current concerns about the recycling of products at the end of their lifetime. Learn more about this technology.

Fluid bed dryer

The ANDRITZ fluid bed dryer can be designed as a dryer only, as a cooler only, or as a combination of dryer and cooler. The heat and mass transfer between the fluidization gas and the product is purely convective. The material of construction can range from carbon steel to high-alloy clad carbon steel for parts in contact with the product. Learn more about this technology.

Helix dryer

Gentle and efficient drying is a crucial requirement in modern manufacturing plants. Other demands include maximum flexibility, minimum product loss, contamination-free product handling, and fully automated cleaning. The ANDRITZ Gouda helix dryer has it all. It can be used to dry a wide range of chemical and pharmaceutical products. Learn more about this technology.

Tilting pan filter

Tilting pan filter

The ANDRITZ tilting pan filter has been part of our product range for over 50 years and we have an installed base of over 300 tilting pan filters worldwide. This type of filter is used primarily in the chemical manufacturing of phosphoric acid from phosphate rock, and specifically in the dihydrate, hemihydrate, and the combined hemihydrate and dihydrate processes. Learn more about this technology.

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  • Urea Granulation

    Urea granulators for advanced fertilizers

    PDF : 663 KB
  • ANDRITZ tilting pan filter

    Maximum extraction of phosphoric acid

    PDF : 1.6 MB
  • Pusher Centrifuge ecoOne

    Reducing operating costs and ecological footprint to a minimum

    PDF : 411 KB
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    Your full-service provider

    PDF : 1.5 MB
  • Metris addIQ control systems

    Intelligence for machine and process control

    PDF : 1.3 MB

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