Clariant unveil innovative Hostavin NOW technology agriculture films

Clariant to unveil innovative Hostavin NOW technology for agriculture films

10:52 AM, 6th November 2012
Clariant to unveil innovative Hostavin NOW technology for agriculture films

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant, supports a step-forward in effective crop protection with launch of innovative stabilization solutions to improve durability of greenhouse films. Clariant offers film producers customized amino-ether light stabilization solutions based on Hostavin NOW technology to achieve enhanced UV protection. The tailor-made solutions are available in an easy to handle granular form. Clariant solutions offer improved and safer processability compared to current available light stabilizers.

The service life of greenhouse films is severely impacted by combined aggressive effects from intensive solar radiation exposure and increasing use of agrochemicals, such as sulfur and halogenated chemicals. Light stabilizers based on amino-ether HALS outperform standard HALS in terms of agrochemical resistance which enables superior UV protection and extends the lifetime of the greenhouse film.

Clariant will unveil its innovative technology at an event in Madrid, Spain, next week. “This step-change advance in HALS technology reflects Clariant’s on-going commitment to support the agricultural industry in its efforts to increase productivity and find sustainable solutions to the growing global food demand,” commented Ernesto Dongiovanni, Head, Marketing Polymer Additives, Clariant.

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