Amvac takes on Valent's Orthene
US agrochemical company American Vanguard (Amvac - Los Angeles, California) has agreed to acquire the US organophosphate insecticide, Orthene (acephate), business from Sumitomo Chemical's subsidiary, Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California). The deal covers all registrations, formulations and inventories of seven Orthene brands in the agricultural and professional product sectors. It is expected to be completed by mid-January. Arysta LifeScience has the rights to Orthene outside the US.