Working with different suppliers, Caldic is able to provide many different surfactants like wetting agents, dispersants and emulsifiers for agriculture purposes. In addition, we have a wide range of oils, glycols and esters, which function well as a solvent when mixed with water.
Along with the surfactants we have also developed bio-based variants. Many of these products are of petrochemical origin. These terrestrial petrochemical resources are finite and so it is necessary to develop other ways to source these products. Currently we are focusing on ethylene glycol which is made entirely of bio-alcohol. Ethylene oxide is used in crop protectors and also used in antifreeze and PET bottles. This is only one step towards the future but we expect many to follow. The agrochemical landscape is changing and Caldic is leading the way.