Seed coating formulations help to form a true coating of active ingredient around a seed. The coating also helps maintain the health of seeds during storage, transport and germination. This enables farmers to obtain higher yields through the efficient use of active ingredients.
Seed coating formulations are a modification of suspension concentrate formulations with supplemental additives for adhesion to the seed surface and dye as an indication of toxic seed treatment. Croda recommends a dispersant combination of Atlox™ 4913 and Atlox 4894 used with an adhesive binder.
Croda’s speciality Atlox SemKote range was designed specifically for this application. Atlox SemKote polymers offer fast drying, good adhesion and film formation over a broad temperature range. Their strong binding power allows for high solid loadings, and toughness with flexibility imparts durability to the films. They also deliver cost-in-use savings for all participants in the seed value chain, including farmers, seed coaters, and manufacturers.