Seatons Natural Oils for use in crop care
The use of vegetable oils in the crop care industry is growing. Whilst their use as adjuvants is probably the best known, the oils themselves find applications varying from solvents, carriers and stickers to rainfastness additives. This page highlights some of our key products and their applications.
Refined vegetable oils are a biodegradeable, non-toxic, non-flammable alternatives to mineral oils, with good compatibility with many agrochemical active ingredients. They can be used as a base solvent, not only as adjuvants, but also emulsifiable concentrates. Our range includes refined rapeseed, linseed, soyabean and sunflower oils, all of which have pale colours and have had free fatty acids and other impurities removed.
Emulsifiable oils that can be emulsified with water to enable them to be sprayed with active ingredients in aqueous formulations. The range includes products which give emulsions varying from very stable to fast breaking. Emulsifiable oils have also shown promising results when used in anti-drift, solvent and carrier applications.
Vegetable oils can be oxidatively polymerised (blown) to give a range of products with increased viscosities. The oxidation process also modifies properties such as specific gravity, solubility and reactivity, and therefore blown rapeseed, soyabean and linseed oils may have uses in crop care formulations and solutions.
Stand oils are thermally polymerised vegetable oils, manufactured to give a range of viscosities. Again, properties such as specific gravity, solubility and reactivity are modified and both linseed and soyabean stand oils could be utilised in crop care applications.