Agriculture and Aquaculture
Food security and stability is increasingly becoming a concern for governments and companies across the globe.
Drip Irrigation Pipes
Drip irrigation is one of the most efficient agricultural systems, designed to precisely release water to the roots of plants. This system is gaining popularity around the world to help maximise plant and crop yield.Read more
To improve processing and UV resistance of a drip irrigation pipe, the masterbatch formulation needs to combine an optimised carrier and anti-oxidant system with a high-quality carbon black pigment. Colloids’ special masterbatch allows for cost-effective drip irrigation systems that are expected to last a minimum of two growing seasons in a temperate and tropical climate.
Twine and Fibre
Colloids is a leading manufacturer of masterbatches suitable for low and high denier fibres and twines, ensuring the optimal colour and tenacity with ease of processing.
Often used to boost the crop yields of fruit, flower and vegetable plantations, mulch films block out weeds and retain soil moisture. By increasing soil temperature and humidity, the mulch film boosts root growth and germination, reducing expenditure on fertiliser or chemical supplements.Read more
Colloids have designed products that promote the best growth conditions, with polymer grades used in a wide range of polyethylenes, EVA, PLA and PHA, as well as meeting the increasing demand for biodegradable mulch films.
Polymers have a very important use in aquaculture. Fishnets made from polyamide, glass reinforced polyamide and polyethylene frame net cages, and pen culture in water-locked areas, are some examples.Read more
Often located in the harshest of environments of extreme temperatures, UV radiation, oxygen and ozone attack, the polymers used must perform faultlessly. This requires careful choice and formulation of pigments and additives to protect the polymers.