Ceradis and ADAMA Announce the Commercial Development of a New Innovative Crop Protection Product
WAGENINGEN, the NETHERLANDS and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 31, 2020
Ceradis B.V and ADAMA Ltd., a leading global crop protection company, have signed an agreement to bring a next generation crop protection product to market. This new product will leverage Ceradis’ patented poly-electrolyte matrix (PEM) formulation technology to increase the effectiveness of one of ADAMA’s key active ingredients. This differentiated, innovative product addresses large and growing crop diseases which continue to impact both farm yields and farmer economics.
“The crop protection industry is facing significant pressure in reducing use-rates of active ingredients,” says Willem-Jan Meulemeesters, CEO of Ceradis. “Therefore, it is vital for crop protection manufacturers to continually innovate in order to bring sustainable solutions to market that lessen not only human risk but the environmental footprint of chemical usage around the globe while keeping the performance and ease of use farmers expect. With this agreement, we will deliver our first commercial product based on this technology with the intention of more innovations to follow.”
“The collaboration between Ceradis and ADAMA has resulted in a promising new product which offers superior performance towards a key crop disease”, said Yoav Avidor, MD, head of Formulations and Delivery Technologies at ADAMA. “The relationship with Ceradis is an excellent example of our commitment to utilize new and innovative technologies that significantly improve the delivery of active ingredients to their target, thus reducing use-rates and environmental footprint, while preserving crop protection activity and food supply.”
About the relevant Ceradis technology
Ceradis has created the poly-electrolyte matrix (PEM) formulation technology which can act as an “enabler” to form a wide variety of different crop protection products. Ceradis has demonstrated it can increase the efficacy of certain active ingredients two- to fourfold by incorporating them into a poly-electrolyte matrix.
The PEM itself is a matrix with heterogeneous gaps which can hold different fungicidal particles. The poly-electrolyte matrix consists of a combination of a polycation and a polyanion. The PEM itself also offers functional benefits in use. By holding the active ingredients in the matrix, it improves dispersal and release.
Due to its film forming nature upon drying, PEM can also provide improved adherence to a substrate (such as a leaf or a seed), thereby improving rain-fastness and extending the window of protection against the target pests.
Ceradis B.V. develops and sells innovative environmental-friendly products for plant nutrition & crop protection. We were founded as spin off from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) (Netherlands). We have developed and patented (biological) formulation additives that boost the efficacy of existing chemical Active Ingredients, resulting in a reduced rate of chemicals use per hectare of farmland and lower residues on the crop, making them more environmentally friendly. We are also developing biofungicides based on macro-organisms or natural products. Ceradis has four formulation technology platforms, on the basis of which it develops products. Some of our products are already successfully being used by farmers for several years. For more information, visit us at https://ceradis.com/ and follow us at LinkedIn.
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About ADAMA ADAMA Ltd. is a global leader in crop protection, providing solutions to farmers across the world to combat weeds, insects and disease. ADAMA has one of the widest and most diverse portfolios of active ingredients in the world, state-of-the art R&D, manufacturing and formulation facilities, together with a culture that empowers our people in markets around the world to listen to farmers and ideate from the field. This uniquely positions ADAMA to offer a vast array of distinctive mixtures, formulations and high-quality differentiated products, delivering solutions that meet local farmer and customer needs in over 100 countries globally. For more information, visit us at www.ADAMA.com and follow us on Twitter® at @ADAMAAgri.
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