Seed film coating
Seeds need protection and nourishment. The products that provide this, such as plant protection products, need to be applied carefully and accurately. Integrating these products into a film coat and applying directly to the seed is an effective way of doing this. In this way, there are less PPPs needed than in traditional methods like crop spraying for the protection of seeds and seedlings in the early stages of growth.
Film coating process
Film coating takes place close to the customers seed production site. This avoids the impracticality of transporting bulk seeds. Incotec people all over the world understand the local conditions, know what the crop needs and are all about the film coating process and can support on site.
The film coat gives a thin layer of material around the surface of the seed. Incotec’s film coats comprise materials that are carefully selected for their suitability as a carrier of active ingredients such as plant protection products. These film coats mostly contain a polymer which is responsible for a number of properties of the coating: adherence of the components, easy flow through equipment and prevention of unnecessary waste and potentially harmful dust emissions. We have many different film coat formulations, each one tailored to meet the unique and specific needs of the crop it is designed for.