DSM and Amulix to work together on bio-based seed coating solutions
Jun. 11, 2018
DSM-Amulix is offering high quality innovative bio-based seed coating solutions which are biodegradable. We are located in the Netherlands and through DSM we maintain a global presence. We address the need for a sustainable alternative to the current widespread practice of using polymer-based synthetic coatings with limited biodegradability on seeds to improve sow ability and seed visibility in the soil. Our innovative bio-based Amulix seed coatings are outperforming current coating suppliers on germination, dust-off and total performance. Our biodegradable, bio-based coatings not only have a lower carbon footprint than polymer-based synthetic coatings, but they also offer a viable solution to the issue of microplastic pollution.
With Amulix seed coatings both chemical and biological Crop Protection Products can be applied on vegetable and field crops seed. Besides, our product is suitable for both conventional and organic seed as our products are FIBL/SKAL certified.
Sjaak Griffioen, Director Innovation, Strategy and Sustainability DSM Resins & Functional Materials: “By joining forces with Amulix, we will be driving the conversion from fossil- to bio-based coatings in a highly important market. In particular, Amulix products will help to eliminate hazardous agents from the ecosystem and reduce our dependency on petrochemical raw materials.”
Koos Slor, Managing Director Amulix: “By working together with DSM, we hope to leverage their global scale and expertise to further develop the highly innovative Amulix product range. DSM’s core values are aligned with ours: we both believe in developing sustainable solutions that make a positive impact.”
Based in Veendam, the Netherlands, Dynaplak Holding BV has an extensive track record in developing starch-based solutions for agricultural and industrial applications. In particular, Dynaplak BV aims to create new products that perform better and at a lower impact than those made with petrochemical-based raw materials.
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Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in life sciences and materials sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com/paint or www.dsm.com.