Arxada, a leading global specialty chemicals business, and GreenA BV, the innovative Dutch adjuvant company, have announced a collaboration agreement to market Squall®. The collaboration expands the Companies’ existing partnership in New Zealand, where Arxada currently has the distribution rights.
GreenA’s Squall® sticker and anti-drift adjuvant is an innovative, biodegradable product that enables the more sustainable use of crop protection products. Farmers have already successfully used Squall® across Europe and in New Zealand for several years. The addition of Squall® improves the effectiveness of crop protection products by increasing the precision of product delivery as well as the activity on leaves by causing more of the spray to stick to the crop, reducing spray drift and improving resistance to rain and irrigation wash-off.
The expanded partnership leverages Arxada’s expertise in crop protection and its global distribution network to bring Squall® to the wider global farming community. Farmers will get access to this important new tool allowing reducing spray-drift, improving the effectiveness of their crop protection products and improving their sustainability footprint.
Arxada intends to launch Squall® in Brazil in the coming months, with further launches intended in Chile, Colombia, USA and South Africa in the coming years.
Commenting on the collaboration, David Ashton, Global Head of Wood and Crop Protection for Arxada, said:
“We are delighted to further expand our crop protection portfolio with the addition of this valuable new product, which will play an important role in helping farmers to reduce the environmental impact of pest control and improve their sustainability footprint. Brazil is a key, growing market for Arxada and we are very excited to be able to bring this innovative drift reducing product to growers across the country in the coming months, which will be followed by additional launches across the world”
Maarten Klein, Chief Executive Officer of GreenA, commented:
“We are very proud to be working with Arxada as our distribution partner, which builds on our strong existing relationship and years of product validation in New Zealand. Their extensive global footprint and marketing expertise will enable us to expand our reach and supply our technologies to all relevant fields of agriculture across the world.”
Arxada, formerly part of Lonza Group, is a global specialty chemicals business with a world-class offering in Microbial Control Solutions (‘MCS’) and Specialty Products Solutions (‘SPS’). Arxada provides a broad portfolio of differentiated products targeted at a range of end uses, supported by its leading regulatory capabilities, IP expertise and established track record in R&D.
Arxada’s MCS business is a world leader addressing six target end uses: hygiene, home and personal care, paints and coatings, crop protection, material protection and wood protection. MCS is built on superior regulatory expertise, the broadest set of bioactives and the widest range of registrations in the world, which are critical to maintaining the integrity of its customers’ products.
Arxada’s SPS business provides complex, high-quality technologies and chemistries to customers across a range of industries within its three divisions: performance intermediates and chemicals, composite materials and the custom development and manufacturing organisation. The two businesses work closely together to provide complementary expertise and deliver unique, innovative solutions to help customers protect their products from harmful microorganisms, improve health and safety and reduce their environmental footprints.
Arxada has a global footprint spanning 32 countries across five continents. Its world-leading team of around 2,900 employees serve over 5,000 customers across a wide range of industries.
Arxada is owned by Bain Capital Private Equity and Cinven.