May. 9, 2019
According to information from China's Jiangsu Changqing Agrochemical
, it recently completed a project to produce 1,600 tons diafenthiuron annually, as well as the construction of a connected pollution control facility. The project is currently under commissioning, running from 26th March, 2019, to 25th March, 2020.
Diafenthiuron is a thiourea-based insecticide and miticide developed by Ciba-Geigy, now known as Syngenta, to control insects with piercing-sucking mouthparts and mites that affect cotton crops, fruit trees, vegetables and ornamental plants. In 1991, diafenthiuron was launched under the trade name of Polo and Pegasus. In 2014, its global sales reached US$145 million, with an average annual growth of 23.7% from 2009 to 2014. The product is a thiourea-based insecticide, which is very rare among insecticides and acts as a mitochondrial respiration inhibitor in insect pests. It is very effective in controlling lepidoptera pests and mites, making it a popular product.
Diafenthiuron was withdrawn from the European Union (EU) market in 2003. Its main markets include Brazil, India and Pakistan, where it is used in cotton to control whitefly and insects with piercing-sucking mouthparts.
In 2018, Changqing Agrochemical achieved business income of Yuan 3 billion which is 33.65% up year on year and net profit attributable to its mother company of Yuan 319.43 million, which is 40.16% up year on year.