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South Boston business ships soil fertilizer to China

ARCTECH Inc. loaded up its first shipment to China on Wednesday morning at its South Boston manufacturing plant on Eastover Drive.

Located behind Buster’s Auto, the plant loaded two containers filled with 4,500 gallons each of Actosol, an organic nutrient activator, that are now en route to Xianghe BH Fertilizer Ltd. near Bejing.    

Chris West, 5th District Republican Congressional representative in Robert Hurt’s office, visited the plant Wednesday morning to congratulate the company on its accomplishment on behalf of the congressman who was unable to make the event due to a scheduling conflict.  

Daman S. Walia, Ph.D and president/CEO of ARCTECH, took West on a tour of the facility and explained what Actosol is and what other products are made at the South Boston manufacturing plant.

Actosol is an organic nutrient activator which enhances soil fertility and increases biomass and crop yield, Walia explained. It’s formulated with natural humic acid derived from naturally occurring organic humate deposits. It is a balanced multi-purpose fertilizer for improving crop yield and quality, Walia added.

Actosol increases moisture retention in soil, enhances soil structure and fertility, transfers fertilizer ingredients efficiently, increases microbial activity of the soil and enhances plant cell biomass. 

Xianghe BH Inc., a company specializing in selling water-soluble fertilizers, requested the Actosol in hopes of rectifying the drought problem in China, Walia said.

ARCTECH, Inc. is a diverse American Corporation which provides cost-effective solutions for the agriculture, energy and environmental market sectors. 

Founded as a spin-off company from the Atlantic Research Corporation’s Environmental Science and Technology division, the ARCTECH group through 25 years of experience in energy, energetics, environment and agriculture, has created unified solutions in these interrelated market sectors, Walias said. 

The entrepreneurial scientists and engineers at ARCTECH have pioneered the use of their vast resources of coal for economical clean energy, clean water and environment, safer foods, recycling military and industrial wastes, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Walia noted.

ARCTECH’s manufacturing plant produces a variety of products for both domestic and overseas clients. 

According to Walia, overseas collaboration of ARCTECH now include the Gulf countries, Egypt, Lebanon, South Korea, Turkey, India and China.

Besides Actosol, ARCTECH also produces Humasorb a multipurpose water filter and Actodemil, a solution to munitions disposal.