UPL CMD, Rajnikant Shroff honoured with Padma Bhushan

Rajnikant Devidas Shroff, Chairman, UPL is among ten recipients who would receive the coveted Padma Bhushan award for 2021, the third-highest civilian honour for his outstanding body of work in Trade and Industry.  Born in Gujarat’s Kutch, Shroff pioneered red phosphorus manufacturing in 1969, giving a...Read more


Namrup Urea plant in line with Centre's resolve to develop the North East: Union minister

A meeting was held on January 21, 2021, under the chairmanship of DV Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilizers regarding the upcoming 12.7 lakh MMTPA capacity urea plant at Namrup. The meeting was attended by Rameshwar Teli, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Himanta Biswa Sarma...Read more


DCM Shriram's Q3 FY20-21 net profit up by Rs 252.55 Cr

DCM Shriram Limited has reported total income of Rs.2175.76 crores during Q3 FY20-21 ended December 31, 2020 as compared to Rs.2064.61 crores during the period ended September 30, 2020. The company has posted net profit of Rs.252.55 crores for the period ended December 31, 2020 as against net profit of Rs.118.37 ...Read more


LANXESS to expand its animal hygiene products portfolio with Theseo Group acquisition

 Specialty Chemicals Company LANXESS intends to further expand its Consumer Protection business and has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire the Theseo group. The French group, headquartered in Laval, is a leading manufacturer of disinfection and hygiene solutions in Europe and Latin America. The pr...Read more


GST on pesticides should be brought on par with seeds, fertilisers in Budget-21: PMFAI

The Pesticides Manufacturers and Formulators Association of India (PMFAI)  has demanded that the government in the forthcoming Budget should reduce GST to 5 per cent from the current 18 per cent on pesticides in line with other farm inputs like seeds and fertilisers. That apart, the government should increas...Read more


UPL bags 'Best Patent Portfolio Award' at CII- Industrial IP Awards 2020  

UPL Ltd. has won the sixth CII Industrial Intellectual Property Awards aimed at recognizing and celebrating enterprises that have embraced IP generation and protection to fuel their business and economic growth. UPL Ltd. has always put the farmers’ needs first and creates products and services around fulfill...Read more


Nigeria to receive effective biological tool against Fall Armyworm

Farmers in Nigeria, the first country where Fall Armyworm (FAW) was detected in Africa in 2016, will soon get access to a biological tool that will prevent an infestation of the invasive pest. The product which is called Fawligen belongs to the new IRAC mode of action Group 31 (host-specific occlude...Read more


UPL receives EPA approval for IMIFLEX Herbicide

 UPL has announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted approval for IMIFLEX Herbicide, the companion herbicide for 'igrowth', the first non-GMO, commercially available herbicide-resistant technology for grain sorghum from Alta Seeds. For the first time, sorghum growers hav...Read more


ADAMA gains majority stake in Huifeng’s Crop Protection

ADAMA Ltd. and Jiangsu Huifeng Bio Agriculture Co., Ltd. have reported they have now closed an initial phase in their previously announced transactions. In this first phase, ADAMA has now acquired a 51 per cent stake in Shanghai Dibai Plant Protection Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Huifeng focused on the sale and dist...Read more


Azelis acquires majority stake in MKVN Chemicals & Viet Chemicals

Azelis, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, announced that it has acquired a majority shareholding of MKVN Chemicals Co Ltd (MKVN Chemicals) and Viet Chemicals Trading and Service Co Ltd (Viet Chemicals) through their parent company Bellekimia Singapore Pte. Ltd (Bellekimia). Both co...Read more


Praj ranked 2nd in global Bioeconomy for 2021  

US-based Biofuels Digest has announced that Praj Industries of India is ranked 2nd in a list of the world’s 50 hottest companies in global bioeconomy for 2021  in Low Carbon Fuels and Renewable Chemicals category. This list represents companies that have made outstanding contributions to bioeconomy by d...Read more


EPA proposes registration of Trifludimoxazin

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to register pesticide products containing the new active ingredient trifludimoxazin, a vital additional tool in managing resistant weeds. Trifludimoxazin is an herbicide intended for pre-and/or post-emergent control of broadleaf and grass we...Read more