Nouryon launches dispersant Agrilan 1015 for agricultural formulations
Jun. 12, 2020
Nouryon has launched, Agrilan 1015, a biodegradable dispersant that can replace less sustainable products in water-based crop protection and seed treatment formulations.
Agrilan 1015 is an alternative to dispersants available in the market which have passed more and more thorough investigations by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and other regulatory agencies for their environmental effects.
Dispersants are used in agricultural formulations and are essential to help dissolve the active ingredients in a given solution more easily. However, most of the products available, such as those based on Tristyrylphenol (TSP), are not biodegradable and remain in the environment.
"Our customers are demanding more sustainable dispersing solutions for their agricultural formulations," says Ignacio Garin, vice president of Agricultural Specialties at Nouryon. "ECHA has determined that TSP-based dispersants are not biodegradable and persist in the environment, which is likely to require formulators to limit or completely eliminate their use."
Garin explains that Nouryon's agricultural customers in Asia have provided positive feedback on Agrilan 1015 after a limited introduction of the product in the region, paving the way for a global launch.
"Today's farmers are constantly challenged to have to produce more crops with fewer resources," comments Larry Ryan, executive vice president and president of Performance Formulations and Nouryon's Americas. "By listening to the needs of our customers, we have successfully developed and presented a new solution that is not only better for the environment, but also for the future of agriculture."
The original Portuguese version of this report is from GRUPO CULTIVAR.
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