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Evonik opens Applied Technology Center for ag markets in Central, South America

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Evonik has opened its new Applied Technology Center (ATC) in Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Combining new laboratories, access to two pilot plants, and infrastructure to support customer training, the new “Agro Hub” strengthens its Interface & Performance business line’s support and testing capabilities for its agriculture market customers in the region.

Interface & Performance’s agro business offers additives and adjuvants for conventional and biological agrochemical formulations under its BREAK-THRU brand. The portfolio of antifoams, dispersants, emulsifiers, oil enhancers, wetting agents, super-spreaders and penetrants also includes biocompatible products for crop protection and seed treatments.

In the ATC, the agricultural team develops additives for biopesticides and bioinoculants for its customers in the region.

The new Brazil ATC is Evonik’s third regional “Agro Hub” after Marl in Germany, and Richmond in the U.S. Divided into three separate areas, the labs at the ATC include one for conventional adjuvants formulations, one for seed treatment using both conventional and biological active ingredients, and a microbiology lab for developing biological formulations using bacteria, fungi, and botanical extracts.

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