TKI acquires BASF's Surround
The US company, Tessenderlo Kerley Inc (TKI - Phoenix, Arizona), has acquired the kaolin-based insect repellent and crop protectant, Surround, from BASF. Global development and marketing will be carried out by TKI's crop protection unit, NovaSource. Surround was developed by Engelhard in collaboration with the USDA and introduced in 1999 (Agrow No 366, p 27). It is registered for use in 20 countries. The business is worth less than $10 million.