Everris Americas (an ICL Specialty Fertilizers company) has acquired the manufacturing equipment of X-Calibur Plant Health Company, Summerville, S.C. The purchase includes a fertilizer coating line and associated handling, processing and packaging equipment. The equipment provides Everris with additional manufacturing capabilities to more rapidly bring its new products to the market, including an innovative controlled-release fertilizer technology currently under development by Everris’ Global R&D Center in the Netherlands.
 
The equipment acquired will remain in a 42,000-square-foot facility located approximately 15 miles from Everris’ controlled-release fertilizer production facilities in Charleston, S.C., where it produces its Osmocote controlled-release fertilizers and other coated products.
 
The newly acquired equipment will enable Everris to introduce a new proprietary product that complements its Osmocote and Poly-S controlled release technologies early next year. All products will be available through Everris’ distribution channels and sold by its Americas sales force. Several of the new products will also be marketed by Everris’ global sales network.