Sulfur is considered one of the main and most widely used mineral and chemical substances and covers many fields in industries. Today, most chemical fertilizers, pesticides, some medicines, antibacterial detergent products and a number of synthetic compounds are prepared by this sulfur substance.
Different brands of sulfur, with various granulations, are produced in the form of lumps or powder by different factories in Iran. The top suppliers of this material have been able to cover a large share of the domestic market and foreign customers as well.
Top 10 suppliers of sulfur in Iran
Refinery sulfur is produced by refineries and petrochemicals, and mineral sulfur is produced by mining in Iran and around the world. This yellow material has many uses, so the production must be able to meet the market demand. The volume of sulfur exports from Iran to foreign countries is significant.
In the table below, you can see a list of the most important sulfur suppliers:
Table of the most important sulfur suppliers:
|3||Khark petrochemical Co.|
|4||BandarAbbas oil Refinery Co.|
|5||Razi Petrochemical Co.|
|8||Kimia Pars Shayankar|
|9||Dr. Shoja nia Co.|
|10||Asan Kood Mashhad|
Guide to buying sulfur
Buying and selling sulfur, like other industrial chemicals, requires a series of initial investigations. The best chemical companies prepare a chemical analysis sheet for mineral sulfur. In this sheet, the main information, properties and characteristics and the number and size of all its impurities are included. Ask for this sheet from the seller at the time of buying and ordering the product.
Quality is the first word in sulfur export. This substance is naturally yellow and solid; Its granularity is different, and in order to place an order, you must know exactly which granularity is suitable for which purposes. Sulfur quality is guaranteed if you buy from Shimico best suppliers.
Physical and chemical properties of sulfur
Sulfur is a multi-atom molecule that has different allotropic arrangements. The most common form of sulfur is octa, meaning 8 atoms. This material is soft and light yellow, odorless, and some impurities may be present with it. If this yellow material is exposed to flame, it produces sulfur dioxide, which is a poisonous and suffocating gas! Mineral sulfur is soluble in toluene and benzene solvents.
|Features and properties|
|Appearance||Yellow crystalline solid or powder|
|Smell||Pungent and annoying smell|
|Density||Alpha structure : 2/07 g/cm3
Beta structure : 1/96 g/cm3
Gamma structure : 1/92 g/cm3
|Melting point||388/36 °C|
|Boiling point||717/8 °C|
|Molar heat capacity||22/75 J/(mol.K)|
|Solubility in water||Insoluble|
|Solubility in other solvents||A small amount dissolves in carbon disulfide
A small amount dissolves in toluene and benzene
Sulfur production methods
Sulfur is found naturally in mines. Initially, these mines were discovered in areas close to volcanoes and were exploited with proper extraction. But today, with industrial methods, it is possible to produce sulfur in factories and petrochemical plants. In the industrial method of sulfur production, fossil resources and oil and natural gas that contain sulfur-containing compounds are converted into inorganic sulfur through the "Claus process". Read more about sulfur production.
Applications of sulfur
|Industry name||Application type|
|Chemical industry||The raw material in the production of sulfuric acid - the raw material in the production of rayon and cellophane|
|Agriculture industry||Additive in the production of rubber - raw material in the production of surfactants|
|Food industry||Raw material in the production of chemical fertilizers - the production of pesticides and fungicides|
|Pharmaceutical and health industries||In the form of a dioxide compound, as a food preservative and antibacterial agent|
|Wood Industry||Production of various skin care health products - production of sulfur soaps - production of skin anti-acne drugs - production of skin fungus treatment drugs|
|Chemical industry||For molding in carving and furniture making|
Sulfur packaging and Maintenance
There are various forms of sulfur, including granular, powdered, and lumpy sulfur; For sulfur, 25 kg or 1000 kg bags can be used. Strong and resistant tanks should be used to transport liquid sulfur.
Maintenance, loading and delivery
Mineral sulfur packages should be stored in a dry and cool place with full ventilation. This material should be stored away from flammable materials or sources of heat and electrical sparks. All warehouse workers must wear protective clothing, masks, gloves, and goggles.
Transportation and loading of all kinds of sulfur packages, according to the nature of the material, is done through the best loading and storage equipment. In the case of bulk transportation, mainly jumbo bags with handles are used for solid sulfur and tankers for liquid and gaseous sulfur.
Sulfur safety tips
Sulfur is inherently non-toxic, but its dust and scattered particles can enter a person's respiratory system and cause irritation. Sulfur and its compounds in the atmosphere, together with rain, produce acid rain, which is harmful to the environment.
Competitive price for buying sulfur
For buying and selling and exporting mineral sulfur, you are mainly faced with various purity percentages; For example, sulfur 99%, or 98% or 80%; Each type of mineral sulfur is suitable for use in a particular industry according to its appearance. In general, the purchase and sale of this material in the market is done based on the type of application and granulations.
You can find the best sulfur suppliers on the Shimico website, check their products and contact them to place an order. Shimico suppliers offer competitive prices along with the best quality.