Agriculture

Who plants challenges to harvest solutions?

We do!
As the world's population grows, the need to grow more food on the same or less land translates to higher yield per acre and Ashland agricultural products can help achieve this goal. Here at Ashland, we think, ponder, try, test and in many cases, try and test again.  We do that over and over until we find a solution that you like.  Whether you're looking for ingredients for seed coatings or ways to make crop protection products more rain resistant, we want to find an answer to your question and  a solution to your challenge. From the seed of an idea comes a bountiful harvest of solutions when you work with this passionate team of solvers.

Ashland applies both its chemistries and extensive technical capabilities to supply and support the delivery of active ingredients to help improve field performance, which can lead to higher yields. For many years, the combination of Ashland's know-how and products has helped deliver crop protection chemicals in a variety of agricultural formulations.  Our specialty polymers and blends can enhance the stability and biological performance of seed coatings. We work to enhance agricultural formulation properties and biological efficacy on a cost effective basis by applying our knowledge of dispersants and adjuvants.

Crop Protection

In agriculture, the Ashland solvers strive to improve both the the delivery and the performance of agrochemicals for food and non-food crops, in both pre-and post-harvest applications. We utilize our product offering of adjuvants, dispersants, wetting agents and binders and work with you on formulations and delivery forms to provide you with solutions that work for you.  Regardless of whether you are looking to improve the adhesion, stabilization, suspension, dissolution, or dispersion of herbicides, insecticides or fungicides, Ashland can help develop a solution tailored for your need.  Working with Ashland can lead to crop protection as well as higher yields.

Seed Treatment

Current trends in seed treatment include flowside suspensions and suspo-emulsions to reduce dust hazards, improve formulation stability and increase adhesion. Ashland agri-chemists can design solvent-based or microcapsule formulations as well as seed treatments with polymer film coatings  that yield higher value seeds. Ashland formulators combine high performance additives AgsolEx™ solvents, Agrimer™ polymers and co-polymers, and Agrimax™ cellulose ethers with technical expertise to provide solutions that can improve seed performance.

 

read more >

EasySperse™ polymers are effective dispersants of hydrophobic actives. EasySperse polymer is based on a copolymer of the monobutyl/ethyl ester of poly (methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid) partially neutralized with sodium hydroxide. The material is supplied as a 25 percent aqueous solution and is an excellent film-former. EasySperse P-20 polymer is a spray-dried, optimized composite polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and methyl vinyl ether/maleic acid...

EasySperse™ polymers

Add Aqualon aqueous binders for effective anode slurry preparation and graphite binding Aqualon carboxy methyl cellulose (CMC) products perform as both aqueous binders and rheology modifiers. These CMC products are typically used in conjunction with styrene butadiene (SB) latex to improve the binding strength of the active graphite on the copper collector. SB alone cannot generate slurry stability for the graphite powder. The CMCs improve the rhe...

Aqualon™ aqueous polymers

Agrimax C 100 series Agrimax™ C 100 hydroxyethylcellulose is a free-flowing powder which provides rheological control and lubricity properties. It is easily dissolved in cold or hot water, resulting in clear solutions. Agrimax C 100 is soluble in glycerol, but insoluble in many organic solvents. It also has good solubility in hydro-alcohol systems with up to 60 percent alcohol. Agrimax C 200 series Agrimax C 200 series The Agrimax™ C ...

Agrimax™ polymers

Agrimer™ AT and ATF polymers absorb and swell with water / solvent, but are insoluble in aqueous and organic media. Crosslinked, Agrimer AT and ATF polymers have high capillary hydration capacity, which provide for high-efficiency disintegration in tablets and granules.  Agrimer ATF polymer is a finer particle size version of Agrimer AT polymer. Stable under acidic and alkaline conditions, it is a premium disintegrant for WDG and table...

Agrimer™ polymers

Agrimax™ GR 100 is used to raise viscosity in water-based systems and modify viscosity in spray drift applications. Agrimax GR 100 is comprised of natural, water-soluble polysaccharides.  Agrimax GR 200, a hydroxypropyl guar, is a cold-water-soluble polysaccharide derivative that is easily dispersed and provides high viscosity at low concentrations. Both grades can be used in suspended concentrates, suspo-emulsions, soluble powders, we...

Agrimax™ GR polymers

Agrimer™ PA is a linear low-molecular-weight polyacrylic acid used to aid mineral dispersion. Comprised of 30% solids dispersed, it prevents sedimentation. Agrimer PA is best used as a soil conditioner or polymeric codispersant.

Agrimer™ PA polymers

BLO butyrolactone solvent, also known as gamma-Butyrolactone, is a polar solvent for ionic substrates and functions as an acid donor in aqueous media at elevated temperatures. Although BLO solvent is stable under a wide range of conditions, at elevated temperatures and in the presence of appropriate reagents, it serves as an intermediate in a variety of useful syntheses such as: Precursor to 2-pyrrolidone and the extensive family of alkyl pyrrol...

BLO™ gamma butyrolactone

Tetrahydrofuran (THF) solvent is an inert, versatile solvent offering high solvency power for numerous organic substances. It is used as a starting reagent in many syntheses. THF (stabilized with 200-300 ppm BHT) is an excellent polymer solvent, combining rapid dissolution and evaporation with significant solubilizing capacity for many high molecular weight polymers at moderate viscosity. It has unique characteristics in Grignard and other organo...

THF - Tetrahydrofuran

M-Pyrol solvent, a lower alkyl pyrrolidone, is an extremely powerful and versatile aprotic solvent. With its high boiling point, low vapor pressure and high stability, it is an effective solvent in numerous industry applications and can be used as a co-solvent with water, alcohols and other organic substances. M-Pyrol solvent is extremely resistant to hydrolysis from pH 2-10, even at elevated temperatures. Beyond these limits, hydrolysis to 4-(me...

NMP - N methyl 2 pyrrolidone (M-Pyrol™ solvent)

sterility assured Sterin is an indicator developed for use with the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT). Sterin provides positive visual verification that the insects have been irradiated to the specified minimum dosage. Ashland has been manufacturing irradiation indicators for over 25 years that are used around the globe. When attached to containers containing insects, Sterin irradiation indicators show whether the insects have been irradiated. Befor...

Sterin™ insect irradiation indicators

Filters

  • X