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Advantages of heavy aromatic solvents for agrochemicals

Jul 16, 2020 9:15:00 AM , Author: Suwanie Thakrar

Advantages of heavy aromatic solvents for agrochemicals

High purity and tailor-made solvents are crucial for the agrochemical industry. Heavy aromatic solvents must meet the highest standards and guarantee quality in agrochemical applications enabling high crop yields while at the same time offering the highest possible protection of the environment. Haltermann Carless provides an optimised portfolio for the industry and, in addition, a wide range of services.

Agricultural industry in transition

The agricultural industry is facing major challenges: A growing global population with an increasing demand for food, feed and crops, combined with climate change, resulting in flooding or drought. Modern agriculture relies on the latest techniques and agrochemicals to increase the quality of crop yields and crops. New, innovative crop protection products must be safe and easy to use for users and consumers, as well as effective, cost-effective and environmentally sound.


High demands on heavy aromatic hydrocarbons     

At Haltermann Carless, we know about the special requirements for crop protection products. For more than 70 years we have been an important manufacturer and supplier of heavy aromatic solvents for agrochemicals. Our portfolio, based on C10 and C12 hydrocarbons, supports agricultural companies in the development of effective products to protect plants and crops. 

In line with our close cooperation with our customers, recurring themes such as 

  • consistently high quality
  • process reliability
  • stability of agrochemical formulations   

are among the most important requirements of agrochemical companies.


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Haltermann Carless offers bespoke crop protection formulations

Close and trusting cooperation with customers is the prerequisite for the development of tailor-made heavy aromatic solvent formulations that are precisely matched to the respective active ingredient (AI). Thanks to our years of product development, we can present a highly specialised portfolio of Caromax® grades with optimised properties - for improved product performance, cost efficiency and environmental compatibility.

Advantages of Haltermann Carless heavy aromatic solvents for agrochemicals:

  • Based on C10 and C12 aromatics, our solvents have an aromatic purity of more than 99 %
  • Low and extra low naphthalene content – Caromax® LN and Caromax® XLN help to further protect users and the environment.
  • Excellent solubility properties of Caromax® allow its use in even the most sensitive agrochemical formulations. 
  • Long-term stability for active ingredients (AI) turn our heavy aromatics into sought-after quality products.


Reliable and certified production of heavy aromatic solvents

The majority of Caromax® products are used in the development and production of emulsifiable concentrate (EC) and oil dispersions (OD) formulations of  agrochemicals. Important contributors here are the continuous availability of products and professional laboratories that continuously ensure consistently high quality. 

Did you know that Haltermann Carless heavy aromatic solvents are produced in our ISO-certified plant in Harwich and are shipped worldwide? Our production site is certified according to ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO 45001. 

Haltermann Carless meets global regulatory requirements and holds a large number of approvals from many agrochemical manufacturers worldwide. Our Caromax® heavy aromatic solvents are registered and approved by the EPA, PMRA and fully REACH registered. 

We offer a wide range of services in addition to customised product solutions: 

  • Technical support for product development
  • Support with the authorisation and registration procedures for your crop protection products
  • Consulting for logistic requirements
  • Individual transport solutions with punctual deliveries and worldwide distribution


What should you look for when buying heavy aromatics in the agricultural industry? Read it now!



Close customer and supplier relationships make Haltermann Carless a reliable manufacturer of C10 and C12 aromatics - worldwide. With more than 70 years of experience in the production of heavy aromatic solvents for the agricultural industry, we focus on joint product development, highest quality standards, consistent formulations and the continuous development of our products for even more safety and environmental protection.

8 benefits for the use of Caromax®:

    1. Consistently high quality - purity of more than 99 %
    2. Formulation stability - long-term stability for active ingredients (AI), as well as stable multifunctional ingredients
    3. Excellent solubility properties 
    4. Individual product development according to customer requirements 
    5. Product grades with extra low naphthalene content 
    6. REACH registered and approved by EPA and PMRA
    7. Assistance with authorisation and registration procedures
    8. Worldwide distribution, punctual deliveries and individual logistics solutions


Are you interested? We are at your disposal for a detailed consultation.

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Topics: Agrochemicals, Aromatic Solvents

Author: Suwanie Thakrar

Author: Suwanie Thakrar

Suwanie Thakrar joined Haltermann Carless in 2014. As Technical Services & Development Manager, her expertise covers Special Aromatics, Middle Distillates and Gas Condensates for the various industries such as agrochemicals, construction and industrial oils. The development of new products, applications, and designing tailor-made solutions for customer requirements are her main activities alongside providing technical support to our core customer base. T +44 1372 380493 Email


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