In the past, farmers and agricultural fumigators typically relied on gases such as methyl bromide to comply with statutory fumigation requirements. However, these products present various environmental and health challenges.
Due to its high ozone-depletion potential, methyl bromide is being phased out globally under the Montreal Protocol.
Although many countries continue to use methyl bromide – especially for critical-use exceptions – pressure for complete phase-out is increasing.
This challenges the agricultural industry in a growing number of countries to find alternatives. In other words, solutions that match the effectiveness of methyl bromide but improve the environmental performance of fumigation activities.
Our EDN® and VAPORMATE® fumigants were developed specifically to balance the need for effective fumigation with the growing pressure to protect our environment and climate for future generations. These environmentally sound, non-residual pest control solutions give farmers and agricultural distributors attractive alternatives to methyl bromide for pre- and post-harvest control of food pests in food processing, packaging and storage facilities.
Underpinned by our strong sense of product stewardship, our fumigants present a more sustainable way to secure tomorrow’s food supplies. VAPORMATE has the added bonus of creating a safer, healthier work environment for fumigators.