To support the increase in the world population, which is expected to be 9.1 billion people by the year 2050, overall food production may be required to increase by 70 percent.1 Ensuring farmers are able to produce quality food at optimal yields is critical to support the growing population. Outside of food, the biggest irrigated crop in the U.S. is grass. Grass blankets golf courses, parks, and residential and commercial lawns.
Herbicides play an important role in crop production, maximizing yields and improving harvesting by controlling undesirable vegetation. They also control broadleaf weeds in turf grass.
Grace’s Fine Chemical Manufacturing Services (FCMS) brings 40 years of experience to the agriculture industry with small molecule expertise in custom manufacturing herbicide actives, pesticide intermediates, and specialized excipients.
CDMO services for agriculture
Our custom fine chemicals plant in Tyrone, PA is FIFRA (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act) registered. With advanced expertise in technical and analytical support, the FCMS team offers the following services:
- Route development
- Process development
- Kilo and pilot plant scale
- Registration batches
Optimum manufacturing solutions
The FCMS team possesses a unique combination of chemistry and engineering skills to arrive at optimum manufacturing solutions. Our global sourcing team has tenured experience procuring raw materials and intermediates, which drives efficiency for our customers and ensures quality compliance throughout the manufacturing process. A culture of continuous improvement is embedded in the work we do with customer collaboration and communication front and center of our operations.
- 100 - 4,500-gallon size reactors
- Cryogenic reactions down to -90˚ C
- Wipe film evaporation with vacuum down to <1mmHg