FACT Fertilizers and Chemicals Travancore,  a fertilizer and chemical manufacturing company in Kochi, Kerala, India, was incorporated in 1943, by Maharajah Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma. It is the first fertilizer manufacturing company in independent India and also the largest Central public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) in the State of Kerala.

The company has 2 production units - Udyogamandal Complex (UC) at Eloor, Udyogamandal, and Cochin Division (CD)at Ambalamedu. In 1947 FACT started production of ammonium sulphate with an installed capacity of 50,000 MT per annum at Udyogamandal near Cochin. The Caprolactam plant in Udyogamandal was commissioned in 1990. Main products of the company include Ammonia, Sulphuric Acid, Ammonium Phosphate-Sulphate (FACTAMFOS), Ammonium Sulphate, Zincated Ammonium Phosphate, Caprolactam, and also complex fertilizers. Gypsum, Nitric acid, Soda Ash and coloured Ammonium Sulphate are major by-products.

STRAIGHT FERTILIZER: AMMONIUM SULPHATE: Ammonium Sulphate is a nitrogenous fertilizer containing 20.6% nitrogen, entirely in ammonical form. It has excellent physical properties; non-hygroscopic, crystalline and free flowing. It is ideal as a straight nitrogenous fertilizer and also as an ingredient in fertilizer mixtures. It is the most widely preferred nitrogenous fertilizer for top dressing on all crops. Another unique advantage is that it contains 24% sulphur, an important secondary nutrient.

COMPLEX FERTILIZER: FACTAMFOS (AMMONIUM PHOSPHATE SULPHATE): FACTAMFOS 20:20:0:13 is a chemical blend of 40 parts of ammonium phosphate and 60 parts of ammonium sulphate. It contains 20% N and 20% P2O5. The entire N is in ammonical form and P is completely water soluble. In addition, FACTAMFOS contains 13% sulphur, a secondary plant nutrient which is now attaining great importance in the agricultural scene. FACTAMFOS 20:20:0:13, with the granular form and non-hydroscopic and free flowing nature, have excellent physical properties. It is ideal for application on all soils and all crops. FACTAMFOS 20:20:0:13 can also be used for foliar application.

Sulphuric Acid + Ammonium Phospate + Ferri Sulphate   FACTAMFOS

FACTAMFOS is manufactured as Di Ammonium Phosphate and Mono Ammonium Phosphate.

FACT is also marketing organic manure produced from city compost, in brand name FACT ORGANIC

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