– As a component of fertilizer and animal feed, providing a relatively cheap source of fixed nitrogen to promote growth.
– As a raw material for the manufacture of plastics specifically, urea-formaldehyde resin.
– As a raw material for the manufacture of various glues (urea-formaldehyde or urea-melamine-formaldehyde). The latter is waterproof and is used for marine plywood.
– As an alternative to rock salt in the deicing of roadways and runways. It does not promote metal corrosion to the extent that salt does.
– As an additive ingredient in cigarettes, designed to enhance flavour.
– Sometimes used as a browning agent in factory-produced pretzels.
– As an ingredient in some hair conditioners, facial cleansers, bath oils, and lotions.
– It is also used as a reactant in some ready-to-use cold compresses for first-aid use, due to the endohermic reaction it creates when mixed with water.