Press release
January 30, 2015

New paper: Polyglycerolester as sticker penetrant adjuvants

The effect of adjuvants on the biological efficacy of agrochemical sprays is related to improving the surface activity of pesticide formulations. By improving adhesion and retention of spray solution droplets the uptake of the active ingredients through the cuticular waxes is increased. Today new adjuvants also need to comply with eco-toxicological, safety and sustainability criteria. The paper presents a new class of benign adjuvants based on polyglycerolesters to improve the efficacy of pesticide formulations for tank-mix and in-can applications. Polyglycerolesters are natural derived and biodegradable. The performance of adjuvants based on polyglycerolester, hydrophilic and hydrophobic, and their influence on adhesion, retention, foliar uptake and drift control is presented. Field results confirm the enhancement of the biological efficacy of pesticides. The paper demonstrates that safe and environmentally friendly adjuvants are already available for formulator and consumer acceptance. Read more at "Literature & Publications" or download the paper by using the download link below.

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Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.


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