Nissan Chemical completes manufacturing facility for new insecticide

Nissan Chemical Corporation has announced the completion of a facility for manufacturing fluxametamide technical, for its new insecticide Gracia (development code: NC-515) atits Onoda Plant (Sanyo-Onoda, Yamaguchi).

The development of Gracia is highlighted as one of the most important projects in the company’s Agricultural Chemicals Division, in the medium-term business plan Vista2021 initiated in 2016. Gracia will be launched in Korea in 2018, and Japan in 2019. The characteristics of Gracia include efficacy against a very broad spectrum of important pests, while demonstrating less impact on pollinator insects such as honey bees.

The comapny says it remains committed to the expansion of the life science business, including the enrichment of pipelines for agrochemical and pharmaceutical products.