History of excellence.

Since 1947, Stamicarbon has been at the forefront of developing and licensing technology for the urea industry. During more than 70 years, more than 250 urea plants licensed around the world have already used Stamicarbon's technology. This is more than half of the installed capacity worldwide.

Urea is the largest nitrogen fertilizer used worldwide to add nutrients to crops, replenish arable land and increase crop yields. The life cycle of a urea plant is approx. 50 years. Stamicarbon offers continuous support throughout the whole life-cycle of their clients' urea plants, known as their Full Life Cycle Philosophy. As pioneers with a higher purpose, Stamicarbon has proved itself time and again. 

Celebration 70 years anniversary Stamicarbon

1940s

Stamicarbon licenses coal washing plants, eventually specialising in fertilizers and urea.

1950s

highlight by Stamicarbon:  

  • Flagship urea plant commissioned in Geleen, The Netherlands.
  • First urea license sold to the Société Carbochimique in Tertre, Belgium.
  • Oxigen passivation with Authentic SS (1953)
  • Austennitic SS:X2CrNiMo 17-12-3 being Urea grade

1960s

First caprolactam license granted in Russia in 1964. The famous Stamicarbon Urea CO stripping plant was licensed in 1965.

1970s

highlight by Stamicarbon:

  • Plant Management Consultancy (PMC) concept introduced.
  • Invention of the CO stripping process for substantial reduction of HP steam consumption
  • Reliability improvement of longer life time of HP equipment especially HP Stripper (highest temperatures) by the development of improved corrosion resistant Austenitic Steel: X2CrNiMo 25-22-2

1980s

High and low-density polyethylene (HDPE and LLDPE) licensing. Stamicarbon sells its licensing business (excluding Urea).

1990s

Launch of Launch Melt Pool Condenser Design and Launch Melt Pool Reactor Design, Safurex® steel, Stamicarbon fluid-bed granulation technology.

2000s

Mega Plant concept for production capacities up to 6000 mtpd.

2009

Maire Tecnimont acquires Stamicarbon

2010

First commercial license for the Launch Melt Compact Design - Stamicarbon's latest urea concept.The height is only 40 meters with less equipment.

2012

The zero emission and elimination of the flare.

2015

Introduction of LAUNCH Melt Ultra Low Energy Design.

2016

Introduction of new Safurex® grades: Safurex® Infinity, Safurex® Degree, Safurex® Star.

2017

Stamicarbon re-enters into Nitric Acid business with energy-efficient dual pressure plant concept.

2017

Stamicarbon acquires 20% shares in PURSELL Agri-Tech. Controlled Release fertilizers

2018

3 LAUNCH™ Melt  Low Energy Design Units installed