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Adjuvants & Formulations

Bimonthly newsletter for agchem specialists (former Adjuvant Newsletter)


October / November 2017

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The relevance of humectants in drying drop deposits
Some water in the visibly dried spray drop deposit is required to ensure mobility and thus availability of the active ingredient. Adjuvants & Formulations provides the current state-of-the-art and the possible new trends for the use of additives that attract/bind water; so-called humectants. Humectancy is often mentioned in relation to foliar uptake of water soluble compounds but seldom thoroughly investigated. This scan and view is an essay to stimulate discussion and research.

Patents in brief
Formulators are developing agrochemical compositions for new active ingredients and for 'good old' ones. Adjuvants & Formulations presents in this issue examples of both categories. And further this issue reports about the formulation work with natamycin, a new coating for slow-release fertilisers, new adjuvants, new crystalline forms of cyflufenamid and sulfentrazone and even nano formulations that are claimed to open closed stomata.

Must-attend meeting highlights the latest in adjuvant and formulation trends
Adjuvants are continuously tailored to the latest requirements. With the one-day innovation meeting EAA-Innovations 2018, SURfaPLUS stimulates the exchange of ideas and views about these requirements and trends. The meeting will be held on March 7th, 2018 in LantarenVenster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

And further in this issue
Novel emulsifier: frost grape polysaccharide.
Biobased, biodegradable and environmentally-friendly – what is in a name?
Water permeability of olive fruit and leaf cuticles.
Diblock dispersant for powder stabilization.
Launch of low foam adjuvant.
An overview of the recent adjuvant and formulation literature, including hyperlinks to original sources.
Surface tension measurement with a smartphone.
A selection of agrochemistry related news in other media.

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