First process patent granted to insecticides

Insecticides (India) Ltd (IIL), a leading agrochemical company which manufactures and markets several popular and international brands, has been granted the first patent for process of an insecticide product.

The patent, granted by Indian Patent Office, is a shot in the arm for the research and development efforts of the company, which is listed on both Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National
Stock Exchange (NSE).

The patent has been granted for process of preparing Acetamiprid, an insecticide for sucking pests. IIL has so far filed for eight patents for process of different chemical compounds.

“This was the efforts from the In-House research and development centre. We had filed for the patent with India's Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trademarks for process of preparation for Acetamiprid technical in 2005. Though the process took a longer time, still we are optimistic for our other applications as well. This grant will encourage our team to work further in this direction.” said Mr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Managing Director, IIL. 

“At IIL, we put a lot of focus on research and development. Our R&D centre at Chopanki in Rajasthan is a testimony to this. The grant for process of preparing Acetamiprid will boost our efforts for further research. We are excited about this achievement and look forward. ” said  Dr. Mukesh, General Manager, R&D and Quality Control.

The company has also partnered with Japan’s OAT Agrio Co., Ltd. (OAT) to set up a joint venture for invention of new molecules in India for the international requirements.

About Insecticides (India) Ltd

Insecticides (India) Ltd. (IIL) is a BSE & NSE Listed India’s leading and one of the fast growing agro chemicals manufacturing company. IIL has emerged as a front line performer in India’s crop care market with a top line of 650 Cr in last fiscal (2012-13) and is all set to touch 900 Cr this fiscal, growing at the handsome rate.

The company owns the prestigious Tractor Brand which is highly popular among the farmers. This umbrella brand of its agro products signifies the company’s deep connection with the farming community. The largest selling brands of IIL include Lethal, Victor, Thimet, Indan 4G, Hijack and Sharp.

The company has also entered into Technical and marketing MoU with American Vanguard Corporation (AMVAC), USA to manufacture and market “Thimet” and most recently “Nuvan”, an insecticide that is a household name in India.

The company has state-of-the-art formulation facilities in Chopanki (Rajasthan), Samba & Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir) and Dahej (Gujarat). IIL also has technical synthesis plants at Chopanki and Dahej to manufacture technical grade chemicals such as Imidacloprid, Acetamiprid, Dichlorovos, Lambdacyhalothrin, D-Trans Allethrin, Glyphosate, Butachlor and Thiamethoxam etc. Providing the competitive edge by backward integration.

In 2012, IIL entered into a tie up with Japan’s Nissan Chemicals Industries Ltd to launch Pulsor, a patented fungicide for Paddy and Hakama, an advanced selective herbicide, in the Indian market.

Most recently, the company has also partnered with Japan-based Otsuka AgriTechno Co. Ltd (OAT) to set up a Joint Venture (JV) for research and development (R&D) of new agrochemical molecules. The two companies are setting up a state-of-the-art Research Centre in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, which will employ both Japanese and Indian researchers.

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