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Caromax® for agrochemicals: Crop protection with aromatic solvents

Oct 7, 2022 10:14:19 AM , Author: Suwanie Thakrar

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In times of crisis, basic human needs become more important. Climate change, war, supply chain issues and land scarcity all negatively contribute to the world's food supply. These all make it all the more important to protect crop yields. Haltermann Carless has long been committed to developing aromatic solvents for crop protection. Learn more about the proven Caromax® portfolio.


A common goal: secure supply & protect the climate 

In today's difficult global food supply situation, every stalk of wheat and every piece of vegetable is precious. For farmers, the link between profitability, security of supply and our ecosystem is evident.

Crop protection products today must therefore offer more than just safeguarding yields.


High-quality and tailor-made: Caromax® for agrochemicals

The development of modern and sustainable chemical formulations is a focus in the agricultural industry. High-quality aromatic solvents that are safe to use are of great importance. This is why Haltermann Carless has developed Caromax® grades with low naphthalene (LN) and extra low naphthalene (XLN) content.

Haltermann Carless Caromax® portfolio meets all regulatory requirements and the high demands on quality and application safety. Based on C10 and C12 aromatics, we offer the following aromatic solvents grades:

  • Caromax® 20, Caromax® 20 LN, Caromax® 20 XLN
  • Caromax® 28, Caromax® 28 LN, Caromax® 28 XLN 

The continuous development of our Caromax® for agrochemicalas is based on our customer and market needs. We offer high-performance aromatic solvents and support manufacturers in the agrochemical industry with tailor-made formulations for crop protection.


Haltermann Carless understand the needs of crop protection manufacturers

Farmers depend on good crop protection products and require performance and safety. Environmental, climate protection and a secure food supply must not be weighted against each other. This is what drives Haltermann Carless to find modern aromatic solvent solutions for agrochemicals in our daily development work.

Our Caromax® aromatic solvent portfolio meets the demands in the area of ...

...regulatory requirements

  • EPA registered and approved
  • PMRA registered and approved
  • Fully REACH registered


... quality

  • Aromatic purity of more than 99 %
  • Long-term stability for active ingredients (AI)
  • Stable multifunctional ingredients
  • Excellent solubility properties for sensitive agrochemical formulations
  • Consistently high quality
  • Suitable for the development and production of emulsion concentrates (EC) and oil dispersions (OD) 


... sustainability und safe application

  • Caromax® LN products with less than 1 % naphthalene content
  • Caromax® XLN products with less than 0.1% naphthalene content
  • Tailor-made Caromax® C12 grades achieve cost savings and reduce the carbon footprint of your end product by using less solvent compared to other lighter aromatic grades



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Haltermann Carless cares about current issues and societal challenges. With this awareness and a strategic focus on sustainability, we continue to support our customers in the agrochemical industry with over 70 years of experience in aromatic solvents manufacturing. We develop individual and tailor-made aromatic solvent solutions with extremely low naphthalene content for agrochemicals and thus contribute to safe crop protection products and food security.


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Topics: Sustainability, 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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