Indian agrochemicals firm UPL has completed the acquisition of Arysta LifeScince from the Florida-based speciality chemicals conglomerate Platform Specialty Products, in a $4.2 billion deal that was signed in July 2018. This followed the last regulatory approvals.
Clariant has signed an agreement to distribute Tamisolve NxG for Eastman Chemical under its own Genagen NBP trade name, using its formulation expertise alongside Eastman’s in active ingredients. Terms were not disclosed.
Biobased solvents, such as those derived from lactate esters, are a solution for safer, more sustainable agrichemicals.
Bayer’s biological crop protection product, Serenade, has been granted registration in France for the first time.
The product is designed to protect against the effects of soil and foliar bacterial and fungal diseases. In soil uses, it is applied at planting or through chemigation. Serenade quickly builds a disease-protection zone around the roots of the seed or transplant. When used as a foliar spray, it acts directly on the disease organism itself, stopping proliferation. It is a liquid formulation, tested thoroughly under varying conditions and already used in many countries.
Speciality chemicals world leader, Clariant, has started the construction of the first large-scale commercial ‘sunliquid’ plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol made from agricultural residues.
At the flagship facility, the sunliquid technology developed by Clariant is being used on an industrial scale for the first time.