DSM-Amulix

Molecular building blocks for every specific requirement

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.

Optimizing impact

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.

Enhanced flowability

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.

Modular technology

Unlike many other commercially available seed coating solutions, Amulix® is made up of distinct, molecular building blocks. Each of these building blocks can be adjusted and adapted in line with the specific requirements of our customer, during the early stages of the production process. 

Whether a seed needs to be used in a particular market, or together with a particular additive, for example, we can ensure total seed performance and customer satisfaction by adjusting the subcomponents of the Amulix® product. 

What’s more, by having control over the modular components, DSM-Amulix will continue to optimize and develop proprietary technology in line with changing customer demands and a developing consumer landscape.

Performance improvement across key areas

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 reducing dust-off and drying time of the coating process to increase flowability of the seeds during processing, Amulix® technology raises performance across key areas. 

Product offering

Amulix® Filmcoat

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. 

Amulix® Binders

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

Q: In what ways is Amulix different to the currently available seed coatings?

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.

Q: In what agricultural markets is Amulix offered in?

A:  Amulix is offered in field crops (grass, alfalfa, OSR, flax, etc.) and vegetable seed.

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