How Silicone Adjuvant Enhances the Performance of Tank Mix Formulations

Update:2023-04-07 13:51
Silicone Adjuvant is a liquid additive that enhances the performance of tank mix formulations for pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, micro nutrients, plant growth regulators and liquid fertilizers. It is a low viscosity silicone polyether copolymer liquid that improves the wetting, spreading and penetration of agricultural chemicals.

Wetting Spreading:
The unique nonionic and hydrophobic properties of silicon polyethers (SiSiB) reduce the surface tension of a spray solution significantly more than that of traditional ionic surfactants. This allows the spray solution to be deposited more rapidly on hard-to-wet surfaces, e.g. waxy leaves, resulting in enhanced wetting, spreading and penetration of the pesticide chemical.

Changing the Solubility Relationships of the Solution:
The hydrophobic and water-attracting properties of silicone polyethers alter the solubility relationships of the spray solution, increasing the absorption of pesticides. This increases the effectiveness of the sprayed pesticide and is particularly helpful when used with water-soluble and post-emergent herbicides.

Silicone polyethers can also be used as an adsorbent for herbicides. This allows the sprayed herbicide to penetrate deeply into the leaf, providing effective control of weed species that are difficult to control.

Rain Fastness:
The nonionic and hydrophobic properties of silicone polyethers can also be used to increase the rain fastness of sprayed herbicides. This means that the sprayed herbicide does not wash off during heavy rainfall events.

Silicone adjuvants are a highly versatile product. Their many uses make them an essential part of most spray formulations.