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High-performance seed coating solutions to meet your specific requirements
The Amulix® seed coating starts life as non-edible, starch-based side stream waste material, which we collect from our trusted suppliers. Over time, we have developed a unique and proprietary processing technology to produce our own high-quality raw materials and end products. This innovative solution turns the waste material into a high-performance seed coating to meet the high-quality and sustainable needs of the 21st-century agricultural industry while fitting into a circular economy.
By working closely with our partners in the seed industry, we have optimized our Amulix® product to deliver a set of practical performance benefits. From being safe for seed germination, to increasing production capacity and reducing the energy consumption during processing, Amulix® technology raises performance across key areas.
- Higher seed performance: Since it has no toxic ingredients, Amulix® is safe for your seed, and by having a better compatibility with the seed skin, Amulix® has been shown to deliver positive effects during the germination process.
- Optimizing impact: Thanks to our advanced technology, Amulix® ensures a low dust-off, while being safe for the environment and the people that are working with it – compared to coatings made from synthetic polymer materials. Amulix® is compatible with plant protection products, biologicals and microorganisms.
- Enhanced processing: Amulix® seed coatings are easy to apply, and because it’s organic, the coating sticks to the seeds and not to the coating machine. This enables easy and fast cleaning of the coating machinery. Amulix® filmcoat can be applied both using Rotostat coating machines and coating machines with integrated drying.
- Improved drying process: Amulix® seed coatings dry relatively fast which, depending on the dose rate, requires less (or no) artificial heating to dry the seed coating compared to traditional coating solutions, which lowers energy consumption and stress on your seed and increases production capacity.
By using high binding biodegradable materials, Amulix® ensures a lower dust-off than traditional seed coatings, reducing any environmental or health impact compared to coatings made from oil-based polymer materials, containing additional agents.
Shorter drying process
Amulix® seed coatings require less artificial heating to dry the seeds after coating, which lowers energy consumption and increases production capacity. Furthermore it gives less stress to your seed. At lower application rates the seed come out dry.
Amulix® filmcoated seeds have a smooth surface that enables easy processing and sowing.
Higher seed performance
Due to its natural origin, Amulix® filmcoat has a better synergy with the seed skin. Besides it is compatible with Plant Protection Products, Biologicals and Micro-organisms which you want to apply to your seed. In the end giving a better germination result of your coated seed.
Our bio-degradable bio-based filmcoat products are used to bind chemical or biological crop protection products onto vegetable and agricultural seeds to improve the seed sow ability. In line with circular economy principles, our raw materials are derived from renewable resources. Our high-quality products, which are available in the color range green, yellow, red, blue, and orange, result in a better germinating coated seed, a lower dust-off and better total performance. In addition, these products do not contribute to the microplastic pollution of soil and water.
Next to standard colors, we can also help create a tailor-made house color for our customers.
We also offer a high-performing technology that is suitable for encrusting and pelleting. This starch-based biopolymer comes in a liquid form and has been proven to offer excellent binding capacities.
Eugenie van de Bilt, Director Van de Bilt Zaden en Vlas BV, about her experiences with Amulix® AG F 4020 RED film coat on Flax seed:
“Why would you choose for a synthetic seed coating product if you reach the same result with biodegradable and bio-based Amulix® seed coating?
Amulix® biodegradable seed coating is easy to handle in the production plant and more safe for the workers. The product comes without smell. This is the first thing you notice.
With Amulix® biodegradable seed coating you make your production more sustainable without sacrificing on performance.
Amulix® gives a good color coverage and the quality of the seeds remains good during handling and sowing.”
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.