In 2019 the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) published their restriction proposal (Annex XV Restriction Report, version number:1.2; date: 22 August 2019) in which seed treatment sector is listed as one of the industries that contributes to the use of microplastics in consumers or professionals product.
Valida, Sappi’s fibrillated cellulose is certified by TUV Austria for soil and marine biodegradability. This product feature renders to be used as a bio-based stabiliser and film former in seed coating application.
The benefits of Valida as an adjuvant in seed treatment coatings can be described as follows:
To demonstrate the effect of Valida in seed coating application, we added Valida to the three types of commercially available seed formulation (Barley, Corn, and Oilseed rape) and tested the benefits of Valida as an adjuvant in improving dust-off without compromising the flowability and germination of the seeds.
With Sappi Valida, we enable the agricultural and horticultural industry that has replaced microplastic ingredients with natural and biodegradable ones. Please feel free to reach out to the Valida team and check how Valida helps businesses provide theircustomers with a sustainable microplastic-free solution.
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