HOME MINING NEWS BLOG DOWNLOADS TRAINING PARTNERS LEGAL MINING LAWS ABOUT US CONTACT US
(GMT +2)
 
Mining News
I-CAT Develops Innovative Surfactant for Agricultural Industry
12 December 2017
I-CAT Develops Innovative Surfactant for Agricultural Industry

Boosting nutrient and fertiliser uptake through roots and foliage is a key focus area of the agricultural industry in order to increase productivity. Therefore I-CAT Agri-Forestry Solutions has developed EXLGro, a surfactant that provides better coverage and penetration of spray solutions.

The surfactant is compatible with most formulations, and works particularly well when dosed through spray systems and sprinkler pivots, I-CAT Marketing Director Lourens Jansen van Rensburg explains.

EXLGro functions by manipulating the surface tension of the water in order to reduce its chemical hardness. This is achieved by improving the water’s fluid properties and qualities, in addition to boosting the wettability, emulsification, and deagglomeration. The surfactant does not cause foaming in the spray tank, Jansen van Rensburg adds.

Other innovative surfactants developed by I-CAT Agri-Forestry Solutions include iFire and iMist. The former is an ideal water-treatment agent to improve the wetting capability of water which, in turn, enhances its firefighting capability. It also results in a dramatic reduction in the quantity of water used, thereby contributing to the conservation of this scarce resource.

iMist results in water being adsorbed faster by substrates. This significantly improves the dust-suppression capabilities of water, as well as reducing the quantity of water needed for effective dust suppression. It can be used as an additive in dust mist systems, dust cannons and sprayers, and also for road-dust suppression.
 

Archive
News ArticleView Article
Suricate Minerals Sees 2019 as a Milestone Year for Project Pipeline View
OCP Group and Cummins Africa Middle East Announce Strategic Partnership in Morocco View
Chinese OEM Supports Aury Africa with Second Major Visit View
DRA Global Continues Growth Path with SENET Merger in Africa View
GEM to extend SANY range even further in 2019 View
MICROMINE aids mining industry in keeping up to date with Industry 4.0 View
Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year View
Skyriders Celebrates Nine Years Working With Syama Gold Mine in Mali View
Upat Open Day Showcases Complete Solutions from its Leading Brands View
Skyriders Anticipates Deluge of Maintenance Work from Petchem Sector View
12345678910...
Our Partners
ArriveAlive ALCO-Safe
Alcohol Breathalysers PSA
HSE Solutions Old Mutual iWyze
Ctrack Intelligent Solutions Become a Partner
Become a Partner Become a Partner
Links
Quick Links
News
  • Suricate Minerals Sees 2019 as a Mi
  • OCP Group and Cummins Africa Middle
  • Chinese OEM Supports Aury Africa wi
  • DRA Global Continues Growth Path wi
  • GEM to extend SANY range even furth
  • MICROMINE aids mining industry in k
  • Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial
  • Skyriders Celebrates Nine Years Wor
  • Upat Open Day Showcases Complete So
  • Skyriders Anticipates Deluge of Mai
  •        Articles
  • What to Consider When Hiring Equipm
  • How to Apply for Mining Finance
  • Top Tips for Improving Welding Safe
  • Behaviour based safety programmes r
  • Training and preparedness the steps
  • DRA Sets Gold Standard On Elikhulu
  • How drones are assisting companies
  • Dangerous jobs: what is and is not
  • Safety Tips for Working With a Dump
  • Ways to Reduce Oil Costs on Mining
  •        Useful Links
  • Mining Laws
  • Training
  • Downloads
  • Blog
  • About Us
  • Contact Us
  • Home  |   Contact  |   Browser  |   Disclaimer  |   Privacy Policy  |   CMS    
    © 2019 Mining Safety