Finchimica S.p.A. is founded and the production of the chemical intermediate Parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF) begins.
Finchimica S.p.A. enters an industrial alliance with the historic manufacturer I.Pi.Ci. S.p.A. (today Finagro S.p.A.) and this makes it possible to access the US, Australian and Chinese markets.
The production of the active ingredient Trifluralin begins.
The chlorination and photochlorination plant is transferred to Tavazzano, in the province of Lodi (Italy), near the Solvay site (today Inovyn) – This decision infused with responsibility was made to avoid transporting highly hazardous substances; over time this contributed to the growth of an interesting market for the sale of co-products.
The commercial alliance with Dow AgroSciences (DAS) begins; the synergy between Finchimica’s production expertise and DAS’s commercial and regulatory strength will mark the success of dinitroanilines (DNAs) in North America.
The production of the active ingredient Pendimethalin begins.

The plant for the production of the chemical intermediate for the insecticide Fipronil comes into operation.
The commercial alliance between Finchimica and Dow AgroSciences (DAS) ends.
Finchimica starts a phase of market diversification; the sales agent Novafito S.p.A. is acquired
The commercial agreement with Gowan Company LLC starts; Finchimica S.p.A. incorporates the sales agent Novafito S.p.A.
The implementation of a new business model begins, that requires the development of a portfolio of formulated products, alongside the industrial activity of dinitroaniline production.
The extension of the range of formulations and blends improves, with a greater focus on specialty crops and on the expansion to Southern Europe.
Finchimica launched a new wave of development for innovative solutions in the IPM and biorationals fields.