Chinese Companies Rush Glufosinate Market

Chinese glufosinate tech production is on track to top 50,000 tonnes by the end of 2016, as companies seek out opportunities for replacement chemistries for the banned paraquat AS, the Chinese Crop Protection Industry Association said.

Inner Mongolia Jiaruimi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. is the latest to add production: The company has invested 250 million yuan to boost glufosinate output to 3,000 tonnes annually and to construct a new office building, CCPIA said.

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The company has put a glufosinate production line into trial with an annual output of 600 tonnes, while the other four lines produce 2,400 tonnes of glufosinate each year. Construction will start in September and is expected to be completed next year.

After Zhejiang Yongnong Bioscience — which is the first company to produce glufosinate products and the first Chinese to register glufosinate products in 2007 — more than 20 companies including Bayer CropScience and Lier Chemical have received registration approvals for glufosinate TC. Zhejiang Yongnong Bioscience, Shijiazhuang Kairui Chemical and other companies have also received glufosinate production licenses. What’s more, a number of companies are planning to start glufosinate production projects.

“Based on this development rate, it is expected that the output of glufosinate TC will exceed 50,000 tonnes by the end of next year. Glufosinate will become a big herbicide variety,” CCPIA said.

While the glufosinate market still occupies only about 3% of glyphosate’s market share, the output of glufosinate is growing rapidly, “which should cause concerns among the industry,” CCPIA said. “In fact, the European Union has already set limits on glufosinate. It has put into effect specific regulations on the application dosage and times of glufosinate: no more than 750g of active principle of glufosinate per hectare (surface treatment) should be applied in belt or on spot, and can be applied two times each year.”

“Learning from the past, companies should be cautious in selecting pesticide varieties and building up production capacity,” CCPIA said.

The following table reflects glufosinate TC registration statuses:

 

No. Manufacturer Registration No. Valid From Expired After
1 Bayer CropScience (Germany) Co., Ltd. PD20096850 2014.09.21 2019.09.21
2 Lier Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20110578 2011.05.27 2016.05.27
3 Zhejiang Yongnong Bioscience Co., Ltd. PD20111391 2011.12.21 2016.12.21
4 Anhui Huaxing Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. PD20111438 2011.12.29 2016.12.29
5 Jiangsu Huangma Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. PD20130142 2013.01.17 2018.01.17
6 Jiangsu Sevencontinent Green Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20130176 2013.01.24 2018.01.24
7 Weifang Rainbow Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20130246 2013.02.05 2018.02.05
8 Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd. PD20130280 2013.02.21 2018.02.21
9 Hebei Veyong Bio-Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20131090 2013.05.20 2018.05.20
10 Jiangsu Youth Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20131446 2013.07.05 2018.07.05
11 Zhejiang Yongnong Bioscience Co., Ltd. PD20131472 2013.07.05 2018.07.05
12 Nanjing Redsun Co., Ltd. PD20131604 2013.07.29 2018.07.29
13 Jiangsu Agrochem Laboratory PD20131702 2013.08.07 2018.08.07
14 Jiangsu Flag Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. PD20131899 2013.09.25 2018.09.25
15 Shijiazhuang Kairui Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20131965 2013.10.10 2018.10.10
16 Shijiazhuang Lynhi Fine Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20132671 2013.12.25 2018.12.25
17 Jiangsu Good Harvest-Weien Agrochemical Co., Ltd. PD20132688 2013.12.25 2018.12.25
18 Jiangsu Luye Agrochemicals Co., Ltd. PD20141355 2014.06.04 2019.06.04
19 Zhejiang Rosi Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20141534 2014.06.17 2019.06.17
20 Jiangsu Changlong Agrohemicals Co., Ltd. PD20141558 2014.06.17 2019.06.17
21 Jiangsu Chunjiang Agrochemical Co., Ltd. PD20141691 2014.06.30 2019.06.30
22 Jiangsu Pesticide Research Institute Co., Ltd. PD20142434 2014.11.15 2019.11.15
23 Jiangsu Yunfan Chemical Co., Ltd. PD20150044 2015.01.04 2020.01.04
24 Jiangsu Changshu Pesticide Factory PD20150422 2015.03.19 2020.03.19
25 Sichuan Leshan FuhuaTongda Agro-chemical Technology Co., Ltd. PD20150424 2015.03.19 2020.03.19

 

The following table shows glufosinate production license information:

No. Province Company Name File No. for Production License Approval Date Term of Validity
1 Hebei Hebei Veyong Bio-Chemical Co., Ltd. HNP 13076-C2582 2014.11.17 2016.11.17
2 Hebei Shijiazhuang Ruikai Chemical Co., Ltd. HNP 13166-C2582 2014.7.8 2016.7.8
3 Hunan Yueyang Dipu Chemical Tech Co., Ltd. HNP 43074-C2582 2013.3.2 2018.3.2
4 Jiangsu Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical Co., Ltd. HNP 32014-C3530 2010.9.9 2015.9.9
5 Shandong Shandong Zhongshi Pesticide Co., Ltd. HNP 37106-C2582 2011.6.10 2016.6.10
6 Sichuan Lier Chemical Co., Ltd. HNP 51056-C2582 2012.1.19 2017.1.19
7 Zhejiang Yongnong Bioscience Co., Ltd. HNP 33177-C2582 2012.12.4 2017.12.4
8 Zhejiang Zhejiang Yongnong Chemical Co., Ltd. HNP 33040-C2582 2014.5.27 2018.6.28
Notes: Jiangsu Huifeng Agrochemical’s production license is for glufosinate ammonium TC.

Source: CCPIA