Apr 27, 2021

Ingevity launches bio-based oil for biological and conventional pesticide formulations


The world’s continuously growing population, along with a decreasing amount of arable land and scarce water resources, are driving regulators to impose more stringent environmental mandates1. As a result, formulators must also continue to innovate and develop high-performing pesticide products that lessen overall impact on the environment. This increasingly challenging landscape requires chemical suppliers to provide sustainable solutions to formulators that support their demanding formulation needs.

Oil-based suspension formulations, known as oil dispersions (ODs), are commonly used for water-sensitive active ingredients and require specific products with unique properties that aim to ensure long-term stability for pesticide applications. An OD formulation consists of active ingredient particles suspended in an oil medium with the aid of a dispersant and rheology modifier. The built-in emulsifier is used to emulsify the oil into emulsion droplets once the formulation is diluted in water.

To solve the obstacles OD formulations present, such as formulation instability, pine-based chemistry provider Ingevity developed AltaOil, a portfolio of oil products that provide enhanced long-term stability and built-in adjuvancy. Compared to alternative commonly used oils such as vegetable oil and methylated vegetable oil, Ingevity’s AltaOil products provide excellent formulation stability, hard water stability and built-in rainfastness. AltaOil has strong compatibility with a range of solvents and surfactants, offering greater flexibility for different formulation needs. Read more…


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