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 available (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 droplet size control and wet tack. For this reason agricultural sprays containing POLYOX have outstanding resistance to drift.
Seed Tape & Seed Coatings
The thermoplastic, wet tack, and film forming nature of POLYOX™ Water Soluble Polymers make them an ideal binder for 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 for easy handling of pre-measured doses of pesticides, fertilizers, and other solid agricultural formulations. By pre-measuring 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.