Nickel is a silver-colored metal whose principal value lies in its resistance to corrosion and oxidation, and its excellent strength and toughness at high temperatures. Nickel is used in hundreds of thousands of products, the majority of which are encountered in our everyday lives. Nickel’s main application is the production of stainless steel, which accounts for approximately two-thirds of worldwide nickel consumption.
Learn more at the Nickel Institute.
Ambatovy produces nickel that is 99.8% pure. Ambatovyâ€™s nickel is shaped into briquettes of approximately 70 grams and packaged for shipment in 250 kg drums and 2,000 kg bags. Ambatovy’s nickel was listed on the London Metal Exchange in November 2015.
Cobalt is a shiny, gray, brittle metal that looks much like iron and nickel. It is usually found in low concentrations and is normally associated with copper or nickel ores. For centuries, cobalt has been used to add vivid blues to glass, glazes, and pottery. It is now used in hundreds of chemical, metallurgical, and industrial products such as high-temperature, wear-resistant super alloys, catalysts, magnetic alloys, electronics, and rechargeable batteries. Learn more at the Cobalt Development Institute.
Ambatovy produces cobalt that is 99.8% pure. Ambatovyâ€™s cobalt is sold in powdered form and as 40 gram briquettes, and is packaged in 250 kg drums.
Ammonium sulphate is an agricultural fertilizer that is a by-product of the hydrometallurgical process used by Ambatovy.
Ammonium sulphate is an inorganic, highly water-soluble salt. It lowers soil pH and provides two major plant nutrients: nitrogen and sulphur. While ammonium sulphate is an excellent crop fertilizer, it should be used as part of a complete agronomic improvement plan. For maximum effect, phosphorous and potassium should be applied in conjunction with ammonium sulphate.
Ambatovy produces a 21-0-0-24 (N-P-K-S) grade ammonium sulphate, which is packaged in 25 kg bags or in bulk containers. Ambatovyâ€™s ammonium sulphate is sold to export markets and to the domestic market to contribute to the agricultural growth plan in Madagascar.