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BASF Further Invests in Agchems

3:42 PM MDT | August 4, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BASF Crop Protection, a BASF subsidiary, says it will invest more than €150 million ($239 million) to increase capacity in response to expected strong demand for agchems. The capacity hikes will be at facilities in Brazil, France, Germany, and the U.S. for “top-selling active ingredients,” such as the pipeline compounds F 500 and boscalid, as well as the insecticide fipronil and herbicide metazachlor. F 500 is a plant health fungicide and boscalid is a fungicide for fruits and vegetables, cereals, and canola. Most of the new capacity will be...

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