Atanor SCA inaugurates new formulation plant in Argentina
Mar. 20, 2019
"Thanks to its presentation, TRAC 90 WG requires less water per hectare, and the need for agitation is considerably less than wettable powder. It is absorbed through the leaves and roots of weeds, and can be used in pre-emergency and post-emergency treatments. A single treatment with TRAC 90 WG controls broadleaf weeds and some grasses, and prevents its growth for several months, reducing the competition exerted on crops during the early stages of the production cycle," said the manufacturer.
"The start-up of the production plant is part of the investment plan of the group in our country, being US$ 8 million of the US $ 70 million announced until 2022, and demonstrates, once again, the commitment that Atanor has with producers," said Cesar Rojas. Also, Rojas noted that "other expansion and improvement projects are being carried out in the productive units of the towns of Rio Tercero (Córdoba) and Pilar (Buenos Aires)".
Horacio Silva, Marketing Director of Atanor, explained that "for some years now we have been making a very profound change in the development of new agrochemicals, launching new products and expanding our range of options. Originally, we were an industry that manufactured three great products. That continues to exist, but two years ago, after the acquisition of the Albaugh group, we incorporated new herbicides, as well as fungicides and insecticides."
"In many cases, in addition to using different active ingredients, different types of formulations are used. Additionally, throughout the country there are large differences in the quality of the water used, which can further complicate the issue of mixtures. For these reasons, our research and development laboratory constantly works on evaluating the compatibility of product mixes in our portfolio, in different aggregate orders and at different dilution volumes, and with different water qualities, "Silva said.
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