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Chemtura Buys Seed Business

The seller is Bayer CropScience.


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, the Middlebury, Conn.-based specialty chemicals manufacturer, is acquiring the Trace Chemicals crop protection business from the German chemical company

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Terms for the purchase were not disclosed.

The acquisition, which will be effective immediately, includes the Trace seed treatment product line and a 14-person formulation operation in Pekin, Ill. Apart from this, Chemtura said it will also have access to certain Bayer CropScience active ingredients, registrations and trademarks.

"This is a strategic acquisition for our Crop Protection business," said the company. "The acquisition of Trace expands our offerings in this important niche market by providing immediate access to a high-quality product portfolio."

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