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−− The accident is likely to have an impact on the global supply pattern of Sulfentrazone

Apr. 8, 2020

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Apr. 8, 2020
Fire at Tagros Chemicals

A major fire broke out at an agrochemical unit of Tagros Chemicals India Limited at Dahej in Bharuch district at around 2.30am on Tuesday.

N P Waghela, assistant director, Director Industrial Safety & Health, Gujarat Government, said, "The fire broke out in plant number 4 of Tagros Chemicals India Limited and 10 fire tenders from nearby industries doused the blaze. The entire plant was gutted in the fire, but there were no casualties.”

Falgun Modi, regional officer, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, said, "The fire broke out during handling of solvent. We have instructed the unit to ensure that no waste water comes out from the plant. We have sent our report to GPCB head office for further action in the matter."

Authorities had given permission to the company to operate its agrochemical and pesticide manufacturing unit during lockdown. At least 65 workers were present in the unit when the fire occurred. It was set up a year ago.

About Tagros:

One of the leading manufacturer and exporter of range of agrochemicals and their intermediates from south of India. Specialised in Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides and Triazole Fungicides. Exporting the range of products to Central America, Latin America.

Tagros is the leading manufacturer of Synthetic Pyrethroids, Herbicides, Fungicides, Pesticide Intermediates and Special Formulations, producing 2,500 metric tons of active ingredients and exporting them to over 90 countries. Tagros is committed to manufacture and supply products and intermediates for Agriculture, Public Health, Veterinary and other allied applications, conforming to National and International standards thus ensuring customer satisfaction.

The accident is likely to have an impact on the global supply pattern of Sulfentrazone:

The plant in Dahej, started operations in the 2014/15 financial year, was initially used to produce Metamitron. But then the company transformed the plant to produce two new products, Dicamba and Sulfentrazone.

According to the data from the AgroPages India Export Report, India exported a total of 2,440 tons of Sulfentrazone in 2019, with an export value of 108 million U.S. dollars. Tagros occupied almost the entire Sulfentrazone export market. The main exporters include Argentina, the United States and Brazil. Tagros mainly imported Phenyl Hydrazine(CAS:100-63-0), the core intermediate for the production of Sulfentrazone from China.

In 2019, China exported 4,466 tons of Sulfentrazone, with an export value of US $ 165 million. The accident is likely to have an impact on the global supply pattern of Sulfentrazone.
 
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