Sumitomo Chemical Latin America
Sumitomo Chemical Latin America is one of the Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC), global business regions.
Established in 2011 with its headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil, SCLA houses all Health and Crop Sciences sector businesses across Latin America region.
Aiming to contribute to the demands of society by helping increase food production, preventing the spread of infectious diseases, and allowing people to enjoy healthier lives, SCLA has been successful in the Latin America market in recent years and continues to have great potential for business growth.
To promote wellness, offering sustainable solutions for society’s health and food production.
- Animal Nutrition Division: supply of methionine, a type of essential amino acid that promotes growth of animals fed with it (mainly chicken and swine farming).
- Environmental Health Division: insecticides for domestic, professional and public health use, with a portfolio to combat insect pests and vectors of diseases.
- AgroSolution Division: complete portfolio of chemical, biorational and post-harvest solutions to maximize agricultural production
Pinheiros River Project, São Paulo, Brasil
The Pinheiros River, located in the metropolitan region of São Paulo, the largest city in Latin America, has in its entire length, approximately 26 km from waters with excessive presence of organic matter. Crossing places of high population density, it eventually became a significant breeding area for Culex quinquefasciatus, nocturnal blood-sucking mosquito which causes great inconvenience to the people, and even vector diseases to man as filariasis and encephalitis.
The city of São Paulo took control of this insect in Pinheiros River since 1970. At that time the methodology was based on the application of liquid conventional insecticides, which required manpower, lots of water and tank vehicles to support the operation in an area of heavy traffic.
In 2003, a new technology from Sumitomo Chemical started to be tested in order to control this insect: it combined the use of a biological larvicide based on Bacillus sphaericus, bacteria naturally occurring in the environment, which through fermentation produces highly efficient active ingredients in larval control Culex quinquefasciatus and a granular application from a boat.
VECTOLEX CG®, features large positive differentials for this operation, high performance product, dried and granulated formulation of specific action against the mosquito and residual, being harmless to other organisms that inhabit the aquatic environment and the environment. The use of VECTOLEX CG®, provided the mosquito control program in São Paulo, eliminating large quantities of water used in the operation, decrease the number of people involved and increase labor income.
Today, the advantages of the formulation of Vectolex CG® allowed, in addition to application by boats, the development of aerial applications, made by helicopter, assuring a quick and safe operation on the control of this vector in a regular basis and increasing the quality of life for the population of São Paulo city.