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DuPont Opens Facility in Asia for Animal Health Solutions

by the Fish Site Editor
20 May 2008, at 1:00am

CHINA - DuPont has expanded its biosecurity offering in Asia with a new DuPont Animal Health Solutions facility in Shenzhen, China. The plant produces Virkon S, the leading virucidal disinfectant. DuPont plans to manufacture other animal health product offerings at the site in the future.

DuPont Animal Health Solutions products are widely used in the livestock industry for customized biosecurity programs that help prevent pathogens from establishing themselves and also help prevent the spread of infection on the farm. Sales of DuPont Animal Health Solutions are growing at more than 50 percent annually in China alone.

Virkon S is regarded as the most effective virucidal disinfectant agent available worldwide.

"This investment is part of our commitment to drive innovation and growth for DuPont's biosecurity offerings, improve food safety in China, and stay close to customers in Guangdong Province, which is a core market for animal health in China," said Gary Spitzer, vice president and general manager -- DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise. "Coupled with the startup of our facility in India last year, we believe the animal health industry in the Asia Pacific region is one of the fastest growing markets in the world. With local facilities in place, DuPont can respond more quickly and effectively to local customer needs, providing faster service to effectively combat regional disease outbreaks."

The state-of-the-art facility at Shenzhen offers powder and liquid product lines, as well as flexible packaging solutions, including a broad spectrum of product packaging for smaller farmers in China. The local facility also will result in a shorter lead time for local and regional customers, providing better emergency disease control in the region. DuPont plans to expand other clean and disinfect product lines that will promote the use of formulated cleaners such as DuPont Biosolve Plus to offer better surface cleaning. The plant in China will produce additional powder and liquid disinfect product lines based on market requirements and local regulatory approvals.

the Fish Site Editor