Dead Sea Works
|מפעלי ים המלח|
|Industry||Chemicals & Extraction of Minerals|
|Products||Potash, Bromine, Magnesium|
Under the British administration, concessions from the Mandatory government were given. On January 1, 1930, the "Concession for the extraction of salts and minerals in the Dead Sea" was granted to Palestine Potash Limited by the governments of Palestine and Transjordan jointly. The company, whose directors included Moshe Novomeysky, had been incorporated in England in 1929 and registered as a foreign company in Palestine in 1930. From 1936, it was a profitable enterprise despite attempts by the German potash cartel to strangle the business by dumping potash at below-cost prices.
Dead Sea Works is the world's fourth-largest producer and supplier of potash products. The company also produces magnesium chloride, industrial salts, de-icers, bath salts, table salt, and raw materials for the cosmetic industry. It has customers in over 60 countries. Dead Sea Works is part of the Fertilizers Division of Israel Chemicals Ltd. It is located in the southern basin of the Dead Sea and the extracted chemicals are exported around the world.
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- John Ward Anderson (2005-05-19). "For Dead Sea, a Slow and Seemingly Inexorable Death". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2007-11-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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Environmentalists accuse the company of profiting at the expense of the ecology.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Geological significance of the Dead Sea Archived February 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
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- Company website
- 19th century boat of British explorer displayed at Dead Sea Works
- "Wealth from the Dead Sea" Popular Mechanics, November 1930, pp 794-798