Press release
August 24, 2010

New Technical Information immediately available for download!

TI 1380: "AEROSIL® fumed silica - A rheology modifier for liquid crop protection formulations"

The increasing demand for grain to satisfy the nutritional needs of the world’s growing population drives the crop protection industry to change its production processes and products. The use of liquid formulations such as oil dispersions (OD) is of prime importance. Effective formulations based on natural or mineral oils are essential to preserve sustainable resources.

Therefore the development of liquid crop protection formulations like pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides which contain the most effective active ingredients is the challenge of the future. A stable formulation with homogeneously dispersed active ingredients, protected against moisture, and combined with good pourability and simple package cleaning is needed to optimize the effectiveness of such formulations.

The new Technical Information (TI 1380) describes the application of AEROSIL® fumed silica in these industries with a focus of the stabilizing functions over a wide range of temperatures and the rheology control in mineral and vegetable oils. Furthermore there are chapters about how to disperse AEROSIL® and the selection of the right type of AEROSIL®.

For registered users, the TI 1380 is available as PDF download at our Literature Database. Printed copies can be obtained via Email