DEAD SEA WORKS Ltd.

ADDRESS: POTASH HOUSE P.O.B: 75

CITY: BEER-SHEVA ZIP CODE: 84100

Tel: 972-7-465129, Fax: 972-7-280995


Manager: Uri Z. Ben-Noon

Export Manager: Roberto Hecker (Potash)

Contact Person: Hillel Magen

Number of Employees- 1,100

U.S., Europe,East Asia, S.E. Asia, Oceania, S.Africa


Product Description & Use

Potash fertilizer production of various grades (Fine, Standard, Granular, fertigation); KCl for industry and phargrades (Technic, Pure, Refined); Magnesium Chloride (D-Icing, D-Dusting, Sorrel Cement, Fertilizer); Salt (Animal feed, Food industry, Low Sodium).


General Description

Dead Sea Works, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of chemical products including various grades of Potash, KCl, Magnesium Chloride, Sodium Chloride and Bromine extracted from the mineral rich Dead Sea, has been operating since 1931.

Using nature’s intense desert solar energy and heat, the extraction process starts by the evaporation of the Dead Sea water in the evaporation ponds. Environmentally-friendly refinement processes are then used to produce our basic chemical products. Dead Sea Works Ltd. specializes in the production of Potash and Magnesium Chloride under ISO 9002 certification by the BSI, signifying conformance to the International Standards Organization’s (ISO) highest quality requirements.

The demands of a multinational clientele are met by the Dead Sea Work’s central location which enables the company’s modern bulk handling facilities to operate from both Mediterranean and Red Sea outlets. Thus, efficient shipping to product destinations on five continents is assured.

Agronomic Aspects

Dead Sea Works Ltd. produces Potassium Chloride (Potash) for fertilizer in various grades. Potassium chloride is a water-soluble product dissolving fully into the soil solution from within minutes up to a few hours, making the nutrient immediately available to the plants. Potash is fully soluble in water, its dissolution time depending on stirring rate, temperature and particle size of the material. At 20°C, saturation of water with KCl is reached at 320 gr./Liter, more than other K salts (fertilizers).

Potassium is involved in more than 60 enzymatic reactions essential for plant growth, affecting movement of assimilates, oil content, shelf life, lodging, TSS, pest and disease resistance, water stress and firmness of fruits. Potassium deficiency lowers yields and crop quality also by decreasing nitrogen uptake and utilization.

Most soils become K deficient as a result of intensive crop production. Insufficient potassium application results in ‘mining’ soil K and leads to soil degradation and low fertility. Fertilization with potassium is vital for sustainable agriculture, and is essential to ensure consistently high and steady yields of high quality products.