Agrochemical CMO service <General Name > intermediates to active ingredients

Service overview

AGC Chemicals offer contract manufacturing for everything from agrochemical intermediates to active ingredients(AI) matched to customers’ needs using precision organic synthesis technology. With our efficient development process, we supply inexpensive intermediates and ingredients on an industrial scale. AGC Chemicals is dispersing risk and producing a stable supply of products by having production plants in various parts of Japan.


- Stable production based on risk dispersal -

AGC Chemicals is dispersing risk and creating a stable supply of products by having production plants in various parts of Japan.

- One-stop solution including everything from development to manufacturing -

Using fine organic synthesis technology, AGC Chemicals is able to integrate our production from intermediates to ingredients.
We are able to conduct contract manufacturing of low price intermediates and ingredients on an industrial scale based on efficient process development through the provision of a one stop solution process from development to manufacturing.

- Systematic management systems and high quality -

AGC Chemicals offer high quality, stable production based on systematic management systems.
In response to requests, we also comply with cGMP plant manufacturing and FDA inspections.

Manufacturing bases / equipment

<AGC Inc. Chiba Plant> (Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture) *cGMP compliant equipment

MaterialVolumeDesign Temp. (°C)Number
ReactorsGlass Lining1,000 ~ 6,000L-30 ~ 180°C2
Hastelloy C100 ~ 1,000L-100 ~ 180°C2
SUS1,000 ~ 3,000L-100 ~ 400°C7
Fluororesin Lining200L-1
Multi-tubular reactorInconel-
Distillation TowersSUS230 ~ 2,400L--
Centrifugal separator variousφ42B--
Pressure filtersSUS500 ~ 1,500φ--
Dryersvarious1,000 ~ 1,200L-
Filter dryerSUS2,000L--
Thin film evaporator SUS--

Environment management level: The plant has manufacturing rooms with 100,000 particles / ft3

We are equipped with chemical reactors and peripheral equipment appropriate for fluorination.

< AGC Wakasa Chemicals Co., Ltd. Obama Plant / pharmaceuticals Plant > (Obama City, Fukui Prefecture)

MaterialVolumeDesign Temp. (°C)Number
ReactorsGlass Lining100 ~ 5,000L-30 ~ 150°C22
SUS100 ~ 5,000L-50 ~ 150°C22
Hastelloy C300L-50 ~ 150°C1
Fluororesin Lining4,000L150°C1
Distillation TowersSUS · GL75 ~ 2,000L-3
Centrifugal separatorsSUS · Fluororesin Liningφ20 ~ 48inch-8
DryersSUS · GL300 ~ 4,000L-8

We are capable of synthesizing from 1 kg to 100 t centered on pharmaceutical / agrochemical intermediates

We have equipment capable of manufacturing pharmaceutical ingredients.

< AGC Wakasa Chemicals Co., Ltd. Kaminaka Plant > (Wakasa-cho, Mikata Kaminaka-gun, Fukui Prefecture)

MaterialVolumeDesign Temp. (°C)Number
AB line
CD line
ReactorsGlass Lining2,000~13,000L-30 ~ 150°C1313
SUS5,000~14,000L-45 ~ 250°C106
Hastelloy C7,000L-45 ~ 150°C2-
Alloy208,000L-30 ~ 150°C-1
Distillation TowersSUS · GL3,000~8,000L15
Centrifugal separator SUS · PTFE Liningφ48inch52
DryersSUS · GL3,000 ~ 4,000L41

CD line was extened in 2015.

We have equipment responsive to increased demand for agrochemical intermediates and ingredients.

< AGC Seimi Chemical Co., Ltd. > (Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture)

MaterialVolumeDesign Temp. (°C)Number
ReactorsGlass Lining100 ~ 3,000L-12
SUS100 ~ 1,000L-50 ~ 180°C7
Hastelloy C200 ~ 500L-80 ~ 200°C4
Fluororesin Lining1,500L-30 ~ 60°C1
Distillation TowersVarious300 ~ 1,000L
Centrifugal separatorsVariousφ20 ~ 36inch
Pressure filtersFluororesin Lining~ 900φ
ColumnsSUS~ 300φ

We carry out contract synthesis of functional chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates.

Special technology

AGC Chemicals is a fluorine chemical manufacturer with extensive experience in fluorine chemistry and is equipped with world leading technological and production capabilities able to handle the 4 main halogens. We have a prolific track record in halogenation, including fluorination, and ultra low temperature reactions, and respond to the diverse needs of customers.

■ Halogenation

Halogen exchange reactions
Nucleophilic fluorination
Electrophilic fluorination
Diazo fluorination
“PERFECT” process
Electrolysis fluorination
Apart from the above, reactions using anhydrous fluoride (HF), fluorine gas (F2),tetrafluoroethylene (TFE), chlorotrifluoroethylene, (CTFE) and iodine pentafluoride (IF5), etc., are also possible.

■ Ultra low temperature reactions

Down to a minimum temperature of -100°°C

■ Use of fluorine-containing building blocks

Heterocyclic compounds
Fluoroalkyl group introduction

■ Various types of organic synthesis

Various types of cross coupling
Reduction (hydrogenation)
High pressure reactions (toxic / combustible high pressure gas)
High temperature reactions

Photoreactions (e.g.: using UV, etc.)
Polypetides / oligomerization
Polymer reactions
Optically active compounds (enantioselective synthesis)
Terminal functional group protection
Distillation (atmospheric distillation, pressurized distillation, vacuum distillation, extraction distillation, water steam distillation)
High purity refining
Use of ion-exchange resins / ion-exchange membranes
High vacuum
Use of membrane technology
Gas phase thermal decomposition reaction

Environment measures

We have activated sludge waste water treatment equipment, HF-containing waste gas treatment equipment and organic fluorine compound incineration equipment.




JapanAGC Inc.+81-3-3218-5462+81-3-3218-7854Shin-Marunouchi Bidg., 1-5-1
Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
EUAGC CHEMICALS EUROPE , LTD+31-20-880-4170+31-20-880-4188Zuidplein 80 1077 VX
Amsterdam , The Netherlands
USAAGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS , INC.+1-610-423-8119+1-610-423-430155 East Uwchlan Ave , Suite
201 Exton , PA 19341