About Sulphur

The history of sulphur can be traced back to the Egyptians, but the first documented use was in 1600 BC where the first dyes were made with sulphur.

Sulphur is present wherever you look: milk, meat, fruit, vegetables, grains, eggs, coffee and most other foods contain this substance. It is necessary for life because proteins containing sulphur are indispensable for our metabolism.

Sulphur is a non-metallic chemical element that is an integral component of the world economy. In fact, economists measure a country’s economic development capacity by the amount of it consumed by a nation on a per capita basis.

There are many uses for sulphur in manufacturing including agriculture products, industrial materials and medicine. Physical ailments including chronic bronchitis, high blood pressure, acne, dandruff and rheumatism are all treated with medicine containing sulphur compounds.

Sulphur is the primary source to produce sulphuric acid, the world’s most used chemical and versatile mineral acid and is used in many processes in the chemical and manufacturing industries. Sulphuric acid is used by the fertilizer industry to manufacture phosphate fertilizers, which are vital to agriculture and ensuring healthy, high nutrient value crops.