It has been over 20 years since Pilarquim developed its chlorothalonil business. As a star product from Pilarquim, the annual sales of chlorothalonil reached 3,000 KL, having been widely sold in Asia, South America, Central America, Mexico and Brazil. The high quality and stable supply are highly regarded by users worldwide. Today, Pilarquim has become one of the top 3 chlorothalonil suppliers in the Brazilian market. Pilarich Chlorothalonil 750 g/kg WP, 500 g/L SC, 720 g/L SC and 980 g/kg TC are ready to be delivered to global farmers to serve worldwide agricultural production, offering a high quality product.
Chlorothalonil is a high efficient, low toxic and broad spectrum fungicide. Its action mechanism lies in the reaction with the glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in the fungal cell where the cysteine-containing protein in the dehydrogenase is integrated to destruct enzyme activity, resulting in loss of vitality from the damage of metabolism of fungal cell. Therefore, it is very effective on control of fungi diseases, being widely used in agricultural production.
Chlorothalonil is applicable to various orchards and dry crops covering fruit trees, vegetable, wheat, soybean, potato and tobacco for control of rust diseases, anthracnose, powdery mildew, downy mildew, leaf spot and blight. Chlorothalonil is adhesive to crop surfaces, being long lasting and rain-wash resistant, which is very protective for crops. It is among the broadest and safest protective fungicide for crop protection applications. Chlorothalonil is a multi-action site compound, which does not easily cause cross resistance. It is an effective substitute for mancozeb and carbendazim. The global sales of chlorothalonil in 2016 reached $330 million.