Valent boosts R&D | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 17 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 25, 2016

Valent boosts R&D

Department: Business
Keywords: agriculture, crop protection, agrochemical, Japan, Illinois

Sumitomo Chemical’s Valent USA crop protection subsidiary will expand its U.S. research facilities. Valent BioSciences, a biologic pest control division, will spend $22 million to build a research center at its headquarters in Libertyville, Ill., that will provide 6,000 m2 of office and lab space and 2,000 m2 of greenhouse space. The company will close a smaller facility in Long Grove, Ill. Valent USA also will build a field testing station in Illinois to complement its main research center in Mississippi.

 
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