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During the granulation process, fertilizer granulation process aids or binders can be used to promote better agglomeration of the fertilizer substrate. They can be incorporated during both wet and dry granulation. Wet granulation includes water and the binding agent to alter the fertilizer slurry's viscosity and promote the substrate's coalescence. When producing a high-quality product, the consistency and integrity of fertilizer granules are critical. Granulation aids help achieve this by building granule mass, increasing crush strength, improving size distribution, and reducing recycling volumes during manufacturing. Several classes of granulation aids are typically used in the industry today, including starches, sugars, lignosulfonates, and polymers. 

Arkema‘s KGA™ line of fertilizer granulation process aids or binders were developed to help crop nutrition producers improve the starting integrity of their fertilizer products. They are custom-tailored to provide different levels of fertilizer granule hardness, even following exposure to high humidity, and are customized to the inorganic salt combination present. Our granulation aids are designed to promote rapid and uniform granulation formation, which is critical for efficient, quality fertilizer production. They can improve the hardness and crush strength of fertilizer granules and provide added benefits of dust and moisture reduction, enabling granules to maintain their shape and size throughout the fertilizer supply chain. Biodegradable options are also available to meet sustainability requirements.

When you work with Arkema, you will benefit from specific fertilizer granulation aid recommendations, the selection of our best-performing binder tailored for your unique fertilizer substrate, and technical support to further optimize the granulation process in your manufacturing facility.


  • Better starting fertilizer granule integrity                                                                                    

  • Rapid and uniform granule formation                                                                                    

  • Improved fertilizer granule hardness and crush strength                                                                                    

  • Reduced dust generation                                                                                    

  • Reduces granulation process time thus improving productivity                                                                                    

  • Reduced moisture uptake even in high humidity conditions                                                                                    

  • Maintenance of granule integrity (size and shape) across the fertilizer supply chain                                                                                                       

  • Biodegradable options available

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KGA™ 4001

Improves crush strength of the granulates 

• Improved granulation capacity 

• Improves quality of granule structure

• Promotes rapid granulation

KGA™ 4002

Helps in harding and improves fertilizer quality 

• Improved granulation capacity 

• Promotes rapid granulation

• Creates unique product identification 

KGA 200

Improves operational prductivity and efficiency 

• Improved granulation capacity 

• Promotes rapid granulation

• Improves quality of granule structure

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