Dispersants are essential ingredients used in agricultural formulations to help active ingredients dissolve more easily in a given solution. However, existing products such as those based on tristyrenated phenol (TSP), are not biodegradable and persist in the environment.
“Our customers are demanding more sustainable dispersant solutions for their agricultural formulations,” said Ignacio Garin, Vice President Agricultural Specialties at Nouryon. “The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has determined that TSP-based dispersants are non-biodegradable and persistent in the environment, which will likely require that formulators limit or completely eliminate their use.”
Garin added that agricultural customers in Asia provided positive feedback on Agrilan 1015 following a limited introduction of the product there, paving the way for a global launch.