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Songwon to Stop Production of Raw Materials Used in Organotin Agchems

5:49 AM MDT | September 27, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, Korea) says it will discontinue the production of tin pesticides at its Ulsan facility from January 1, 2013, due to poor demand and more stringent industry regulations. The products are sold under the brand names Songcat Fenbutan and Songcat Cytin, and are raw materials used in the production of organotin pesticides that prevent disease of mites in apples, pears, grapes, oranges, vegetables, and other crops, Songwon says. “The demand for Fenbutan and Cytin in pesticides has been in decline for the past several years, driven...

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