Recently, AgroPages leant from Zhejiang Zhongshan Chemical Group
, a Chinese leading agrochemical manufacture that the company has completed a number of pesticide technical production extensions, while several more have just passed environmental impact assessment. These projects are expected to help secure the company’s supply of pesticide technical.
According to Li Dan, the director of the company, the completed and planned extensions are all located within Jiangsu Xiangshui Chemical Park. The capacity of triazines (atrazine, ametryn, simazine and terbuthylazine) of the company increased from 70,000 tons to 100,000 tons, mesotrione increased from 1,500 tons to 4,500 tons, while another 3,000-ton capacity is expected to be approved, after which the total capacity of the product will reach 7,500 tons. The capacity of metamitron also increased from 800 tons to 3,800 tons, and bentazone from 2,400 tons to 8,400 tons.
According to Li Dan, the intermediates in support of production of the above products are being planned. The extended industry chain will ensure the long-term supply of products at stable prices, which will provide the company with the momentum and competitiveness to support growth in the future.
Furthermore, while making extensions to the existing product portfolio, Zhongshan Chemical has been active in new production deployment to enrich the product range and explore the product market potentials. So far, the company has obtained approvals of the environmental impact assessment covering penoxsulam, isoxaflutole, pyraclostrobin, prothioconazole and trifloxystrobin. These products are expected to be mass produced in the years to come.
Li Dan commented, “After this round of project construction, we can better protect the supply for our existing customers, supporting their further expansion in the local markets, but also provide opportunities for new customers and partners. We welcome importers and distributors from globally to contact us and discuss the future cooperation."
Founded in 1998, Zhongshan Chemical is one of the leading pesticide producers in China, having gained over 20 years of experience in triazine herbicide production. The company has got large capacity advantages in the production of atrazine, ametryn, bentazone, mesotrione, metamitron, simazine and terbuthylazine, of which several products have ranked first among China’s exports and gained higher market shares.
Zhongshan Chemical Group has three subsidiaries, which are located in the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Anhui, as well as sub-subsidiaries in Brazil, the United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Indonesia and Canada. The products of Zhongshan Chemical are sold to Southeast Asia, America, Australia and East Europe. The company is listed among China’s Top 10 Pesticide Exporters.
The approved pesticide technical production capacity of Zhongshan Chemical is over 150,000 tons and formulation production capacity is over 130,000 tons in total.
The completed and planned extensions are located within Jiangsu Xiangshui Chemical Park, on a land area of nearly 30 hectares. The chemical park has good traffic conditions and well-established pollution control facilities, being the first chemical park in North Jiangsu to obtain the “environmental green card”, which will allow the long-term and sustainable development of the projects of the company.
Martin Cui, Sales Director