Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
A: The biodegradable, starch-based Amulix coatings not only have a lower carbon footprint than oil-based coatings, but they also offer a viable solution to the issue of microplastic pollution.
A: Amulix is offered in field crops (grass, alfalfa, OSR, flax, etc.) and vegetable seed.
A:DSM and Amulix BV are working together to further develop bio-based seed coating solutions for agricultural starter material, under the brand name Amulix. These solutions enable lower dust-off than current technology, don’t have negative impact on germination, are more sustainable than the widely used oil-based coatings, and offer significantly better performance than currently available bio-based alternatives.
A: Amulix has been extensively tested by one large company for several years (since 2014) and in a variety of conditions for different crop types. Lab and field tests confirm the technology’s better result in germination, impressive dust reduction and better overall product performance.
A: DSM and Dynaplak work together in further developing the technology behind Amulix, optimizing product combinations, rolling out this technology on a global scale, and bringing product innovations to market more quickly. The headquarters of this collaboration are in Zwolle, the Netherlands.
A: DSM and Amulix BV will leverage the synergies of their core values, interests and competencies to deliver this highly innovative bio-based solution on a global scale. By combining R&D strengths, these parties can bring relevant innovations to market faster and more effectively. DSM’s global presence will accelerate the development of the Amulix global business.
A: Our new business development manager Fiona van der Moere is always pleased to answer your questions, see below for contact.
A: Our standard assortment consists of 6 colors: Yellow, Green, Red, Blue, Orange. Tailor-made colors can be offered on request. Next to the colors we supply transparant binder.
A: Yes, we offer technical support to test our products, assisting your operators in determining the right application dosage and if needed fine-tuning machinery.
A: At the moment we are working on building up data. However, Amulix has been extensively tested by one large company for several years (since 2014) and in a variety of conditions for different crop types. Lab and field tests confirm the technology’s better result in germination, impressive dust reduction and better overall product performance compared to the current oil-based alternatives.
A: DSM has reinvented themselves from a chemical company into a sustainable company. DSM nowadays is a leading company in the Dow Jones sustainability index. Offering biodegradable coatings and looking towards adjacent markets they entered the seed coating market already years ago with first trials. With Amulix, already active since 2014 in the seed coating market, DSM found a synergy on Innovation & Sustainability to become a serious market player in seed coating business.
A: No cool storage is needed and shelf life is one year.
A: Our polymer is biodegradable and according the ECHA Microplastic proposal we offer a Microplastic free solution, while giving better result in germination, low dust-off and a better overall product performance compared to the current oil-based alternatives.
A: Yes, both conventional and biological.