What is POLYOX™?
POLYOX™ water soluble resins are high molecular weight poly ethylene oxide polymers. They are non-ionic and range in molecular weight from 100,000 to over 8,000,000. POLYOX™ water soluble polymers exhibit excellent water retention, binding, lubricity and film formation. These properties as well as being listed on the EPA inert list make POLYOX™ an ideal choice for agricultural applications.
POLYOX™ Features & Benefits
- Wide range of molecular weights avaialble (100,000-8,000,000). Viscosity can be precisely controlled.
- Water soluble
- High degree of wet tack allows for solutions that stay in place once applied
- Drag reduction and drift control
- Thermoplastic film former
POLYOX™ for Agriculture Applications
Higher molecular weight grades of POLYOX™ used in low concentrations can reduce the frictional drag of water by as much as 80% allowing agricultural sprays to be sprayed further thus covering more area in a shorter amount of time. In addition, solutions containing POLYOX™ display excellent wet tack. For this reason agricultural sprays containing POLYOX have outstanding resistance to drift.
Seed Tape & Seed Coatings
The thermoplastic and film forming nature of POLYOX™ make them an ideal binder seed coatings and adhering seed to seed tape. POLYOX™ is water soluble so seeds can release once planted so that germination and growth are not interfered with.
Water Soluble Packaging
POLYOX™ can be used to make water soluble films that can be used for packaging. These water soluble packages are great easy handling of pre measured doses of pesticides, fertilizers, and other solid agricultural formulations. By premeasuring doses you take out any guesswork and remove risk of exposure to harmful chemicals.
Use Level wt%
||Reduced carry over. Permits more efficient sprays directly on foliage
|Seed Coating / Seed Tape
||Film Former. Doesn't Interfere with germination and growth.
|Water Soluble Packaging
||Packaging dissolves readily. Eliminate handling risks.