May. 11, 2017
Nissan Chemical Industries announces its decision to build a facility for manufacturing fluxametamide technical, of a new insecticide Gracia (development code: NC-515) in its Onoda Plant (Sanyo-Onoda, Yamaguchi).
The development of Gracia is highlighted, as one of the most important projects in its Agricultural Division, in the medium-term business plan Vista2021 initiated in 2016. The above decision has been made because the development has been progressed and the product is expected to be launched in 2019. Almost 1.4 billion yen will be invested for the new facility, and its construction will be completed in July 2018.
The characteristics of Gracia include, among other things, effectiveness against a very broad spectrum of important pests, while less impact on pollinator insects honey bees is confirmed.
Nissan Chemical said that they remain committed to the expansion of the life science business, including the enrichment of pipelines for agrochemical and pharmaceutical products.