Volume 87 Issue 30 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 27, 2009

Sumitomo Boosts Mosquito Net Output

Department: Business
Keywords: Sumitomo, malaria, nets

Vector Health International, a venture of Sumitomo Chemical and Tanzanian partner A to Z Textile Mills, will more than double its capacity for antimalaria mosquito nets to 16.6 million nets per year. Employment at the venture's facility, in Tanzania, will increase by 50% to 6,000 people. Sumitomo says its worldwide net capacity will reach 51 million. Based on Sumitomo technology, the nets contain an insecticide that remains active for at least five years.

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