Valent USA sets up biorational business unit
Sumitomo Chemical’s US subsidiary, Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California), has established a biorational business unit. The move is aimed at meeting customer needs for traditional pesticides and biopesticides, the company says. Valent will continue to market products for Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, Illinois), which specialises in biopesticides and plant growth regulators. The new unit gives customers access to Valent BioSciences’ technology and technical support in a “focused and streamlined way”, says unit head Eric Tamichi.