AkzoNobel opens agrochemical lab in India
Dutch chemical company AkzoNobel has opened an agrochemicals laboratory in Mumbai, India. The facility is the company's "centre of excellence" for dry formulations for its EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) region. It will focus on dry formulations for wettable granules, soluble granules, wettable powders and liquid formulations such as suspension concentrates and soluble liquids. The laboratory is equipped with an air jet mill for producing dry formulations and a wet mill for creating suspension concentrates. “This capability will help us serve our Indian customers as well as our global key accounts,” says AkzoNobel's senior section manager, Agro Applications, EMEIA, Dr Turgut Battal. The company doubled its agrochemical revenues in 2013 and expects a 150% increase in the next three to four years.