Agro-Sciences

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

DuPont Global Specialty Solutions (GSS) is part of DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences, a world leader in natural biopolymers that are used in various markets such as Food, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals and Industrial applications.

While there are many approved adjuvants available to formulators, the agriculture industry faces an unprecedented scrutiny over what is being used in crops and the environment. This drives the need for more natural, water-soluble and naturally-derived adjuvants. Pulling from its deep expertise in regulated industries such as food and pharmaceuticals, DuPont is well-positioned to deliver outstanding functionality in a wide range of crop protection formulations. We offer our customers technical support to develop, optimize and manufacture crop protection products globally.

 
 
 

Key Agro-Science Applications

Agro-science customers have a long-standing experience using DuPont products, such as Lattice® (also known as Avicel® microcrystalline cellulose), ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers, WALOCEL™ C carboxymethyl cellulose sodium and METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers, in a wide range of products. They provide the following benefits to the formulations:

  • Suspending agent
  • Emulsion stabilization
  • Crystal inhibition
  • Thickening
  • Gelling
  • Encapsulation agent
  • Film forming
  • Drift control
  • Rainfastness
  • Binding and disintegration (granules and tablets)

Applications Include:

  • Liquid concentrates (water and oil-based)
  • Solid formulations
  • Controlled release
  • Drift control
  • Seed coatings

GSS has been supplying adjuvants for many decades now. The table below highlights key applications but is not an exhaustive list of GSS offerings. For more information or questions, please feel free to connect with our sales and technical service teams.

 
 
 

Product Selection Guide

Application

Recommended Product

Usage Level %

Properties

Benefits

Water-based formulations

Lattice® NTC

0.2 - 1.0

Forms a structured 3D network

  • Improved suspension stability with minimum viscosity increase
  • Improved emulsion stability
  • Superior system when combined with other adjuvants (Xanthan, METHOCEL™ HPMC, etc.)
  • Temperature stable (high and low)
  • Hard caking prevention
  • Containers are easy to empty, w/ less waste

METHOCEL™

0.1 - 0.7

Water-soluble polymer

  • Minimize or prevent crystal growth
  • Excellent film formation

Scogin®

0.4 - 2.0

Cold soluble in water

  • Natural thickener
  • Forms highly thixotropic solutions
  • Stabilizer
  • Helps suspend formulation components

Oil-based Formulations

ETHOCEL™

0.2 - 5

Solubility in oils

  • Thickening agent
  • Stabilizer
  • Excellent film formation

Encapsulation

Scogin®

0.5 - 10.0

Natural film-forming polymer

Reactivity with Ca2+

  • Excellent film strength
  • AI protection
  • Controllable particle size

ETHOCEL™

0.5 - 5.0

Film forming

Non-water-soluble

  • Controlable and adjustable AI release

Aquacoat® ECD

1.0 - 10.0

Film forming in water-based systems

  • Controlable and adjustable AI release

Solid formulations

Lattice® NT

5 - 60

Porous particle morphology

  • Excellent binding
  • Highly compressible
  • Extrusion and processing aid

Accelerate®

1 - 5

Absorbs large quantity of water and swells

  • Super-disintegrant
  • Allows WDG to disintegrate quickly

Seed coating

ETHOCEL™

METHOCEL™

WALOCEL™ CRT

0.2 - 2

Film former

Thickener

  • Controllable and adjustable coating properties
  • Rheology modification

 
 
 

Other Agro-Science Applications

DuPont’s Global Specialty Solutions products are not limited to crop protection only. We provide adjuvants for natural growth inhibitors, other crop treatment products, fertilizers, etc.

 
 
 

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