Syngenta projects expand capacity at sites in Brazil, Switzerland

Syngenta said it has completed capacity-expansion projects at an Elatus fungicide formulation facility and a corn seed factory Brazil and an S-Metolachlor manufacturing facility in Switzerland.
The Elatus formulation facility is the first plant of its kind in Latin America to use Pepite technology to make water-soluble granules. 
Syngenta said its expects to raise production capacity from 400,000 bags of corn annually to 1.6 million bags, effectively quadrupling production at the corn seed factory.
The S-Metolachlor manufacturing facility in Switzerland also saw a significant expansion during the projects. S-Metolachlor is an herbicide used brands like Acuron, Dual Gold and Lumax to control weeds, especially around corn and soybean plants.
“With these investments in production capacity expansion, we confirm our long-term commitment to agricultural development and to bringing winning innovation into the hands of growers,” Mark Peacock, Syngenta's head of global operations, said.

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