Mitsui acquires a majority stake in Belchim

The Japanese chemicals company Mitsui & Co is to acquire a controlling stake in Belchim Crop Protection (BCP), based in Belgium, subject to regulatory approvals. Its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsui AgriScience International (MASI) has agreed to buy 62% of the...

EU ends chlorpropham (CIPC) approval

The European Union has failed to renew the approval for the use of the chlorpropham (CIPC) active ingredient as a potato sprout suppressant and specialist crop herbicide. While the decision was widely anticipated, it has been greeted with disappointment by the...

Mitsui invests in Belchim stake

Mitsui Chemicals Agro (MCAG) has acquired a 10% stake in Belchim Crop Protection. Belchim, with 2016 sales of €460 million, is based in the Netherlands with its UK offices near Huntingdon. MCAG is a joint venture subsidiary of Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals. While in...