12 August 2013 23:30 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Dow AgroSciences and Taminco US have reached a strategic supply agreement for choline hydroxide for the production of Dow's agricultural herbicide, the US-based companies announced on Monday.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The Indiana-based subsidiary of Dow Chemical said the agreement is an important step in the production of its proprietary 2,4-D choline, which is a key component in the Enlist Duo herbicide.
The formulation offers customers significant benefits including ultra-low volatility, minimised potential for drift, decreased odour and improved handling characteristics, Dow said.
“Enlist will move farming forward at a critical time for agriculture, and it is essential that we have reliable suppliers as part of our supply chain in order to meet the expected demand. We view Taminco as an important partner to advancing the Enlist system,” said Tim Hassinger, Dow AgroSciences commercial vice president.
The company plans to ramp up seed production and its supply of Enlist Duo to support the anticipated forthcoming demand for the herbicide.
Pennsylvania-based Taminco is a global leading producer of alkylamines and alkylamine derivatives.
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