Seatons Natural Oils for use in crop care
Seatons Natural Oils are 100% natural and renewable, which make them a great choice for use in crop care formulations. Whilst they are best known as adjuvants, 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. There are also a number of USDA NOP approved inert ingredients available for organic products. Click here for information.
Refined vegetable oils are biodegradeable, non toxic, non flammable alternatives to mineral oils, with good compatibility with many crop care active ingredients. They can be used as a base solvent, not only in 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.
Seatons beeswax and Seatons carnauba wax can also be used in crop care formulations where they have natural binding properties and can modify the viscosity of a crop care solution.
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.
Surface coating oils are based on linseed oil and have improved drying properties compared to refined linseed oil. Whilst they have been traditionally used in surface coatings applications, they may find uses in the crop care market. This is due to their shorter drying times and also because they leave a thin protective film when dry.