Agrocer™ – Seed Coloration

Colorants for Seed Treatment, Fertilizer and Crop Protection

Clariant offers a dedicated range of powder pigments and pigment preparations (aqueous dispersions based on pigments) as well as selected dyes (Sanolin, Duasyn) for seed coloration. Additional products are offered in the regions, and tailor-made products are available on request.

Colorants for Seed Treatment

AGROCER is Clariant’s brand for pigments and pigment preparations for the coloration of seed.

The range is based on the six most globally significant color indices used in this application field and all global products are exempted from the requirement of a tolerance under U.S. EPA 40 CFR §180.920 and are cleared to be used on crops for food use. The products are also compliant with the European REACH Regulation.

The coloration of seeds, which are treated with pesticides is mandatory in most legislations to avoid misuse. Besides this important safety feature, there are other important aspects such as individual colors and color shades for branding, identification of a specific treatment between different seed varieties, easy monitoring of uniformity and consitency of seed treatments or value perception and cosmetic appeal for high-value seeds.

Agrocer products are manufactured without nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE), alkyl phenol ethoxylates (APE), and are free of hazardous labeling. The products have been tested for seed safety and do not show a negative impact on germination.

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Colorants for Fertilizers

Plants require more than a dozen nutrients for optimum growth. Fertilizers supply the most essential nutrients to plants. Clariant provides pigments, pigment preparations and dyes for fertilizer colorations, helping to differentiate qualities and applications.

Colorants for Crop Protection

Clariant offers selected dyes (Sanolin, Duasyn) for crop protection products.

Six basic pigments – endless color variations

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Color has always been used as a branding and marketing tool in various application fields. And, more seed companies and professional seed coaters are looking for new color options to optically differentiate their products. Clariant’s Agrocer colorants are available in the most relevant color indices that can be blended to make a variety of custom colors. Combinations of the different pigments or pigment preparations can be used to generate a virtually indefinite number of individual color shades. The addition of white, black or pearlescent pigments adds further options to fine-tune the appeal of a seed coating. For example, Agrocer White 006 Disp. adds hiding power and enhances the coverage of seeds.
  • Powder Pigments for seed coloration

    Agrocer powder pigments are easily dispersible, exhibit a high color strength and show good hiding power, which is important to achieve good coverage on various types of seeds. The brand names of the Agrocer products include the color and a three-digit figure based on the underlying color index.

    Agrocer powder pigments are the preferred solution for seed treatment pesticide formulations in which a high pigment loading is required and where no additional water can be introduced into the formulation. In order to utilize the full potential of these products, the pigments need to be dispersed properly, using appropriate equipment.

    Agrocer Powder Pigments Product Overview
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    Products

    • Agrocer™ Red 112

      Agrocer Red 112 is an organic pigment in powder form with very high color strength and very good fastness that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. It is highly suitable for the use in seed treatment pesticide formulations, especially when a high solid content is desired, but also for the coloration of seed coating products. In comparison to Pigment Red 48:2, Agrocer Red 112 exhibits superior compatibility in pesticide formulations and seed coatings. The product does not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Red 482

      Agrocer Red 482 is an organic pigment in powder form with high color strength and good fastness that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. It is highly suitable for the use in seed treatment pesticide formulations when a high solid content is desired, but also for the coloration of seed coating products. Agrocer Red 482 does not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Blue 153

      Agrocer Blue 153 is an organic pigment in powder form with very high color strength and extraordinary fastness that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. It is highly suitable for the use in seed treatment pesticide formulations, especially when a high solid content is desired, but also for the coloration of seed coating products. Agrocer Blue 153 does not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Green 007

      Agrocer Green 007 is an organic pigment in powder form with very high color strength and extraordinary fastness that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. It is highly suitable for the use in seed treatment pesticide formulations, especially when a high solid content is desired, but also for the coloration of seed coating products. Agrocer Green 007 does not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Violet 023

      Agrocer Violet 023 is an organic pigment in powder form with very high color strength and extraordinary fastness that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. It is highly suitable for the use in seed treatment pesticide formulations, especially when a high solid content is desired, but also for the coloration of seed coating products. Agrocer Violet 023 gives very attractive color shades and seeds a high-quality appearance. The product does not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Yellow 001

      Agrocer Yellow 001 is an organic pigment in powder form with high color strength and very good fastness that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. It is highly suitable for the use in seed treatment pesticide formulations, especially when a high solid content is desired, but also for the coloration of seed coating products. Agrocer Yellow 001 can be combined with Agrocer Red 112 or Agrocer Red 482 to obtain attractive orange color shades. The product does not require any hazardous labeling. more

  • Pigment preparations for seed coloration

    Agrocer Disp. pigment preparations are aqueous dispersions based on the Agrocer pigments. Compared to powdered pigments, Agrocer pigment preparations offer fast and more cost-efficient production to agrochemical, seed and seed treatment companies, and for on-farm seed treatment looking for safe, regulatory-compliant solutions for eye-catching, high-value products. All Agrocer Disp. pigment preparations show excellent compatibility with seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. The preparations are based on wetting and dispersing agents as well as other additives, which are commonly used in seed treatment pesticide formulations.

    Pigment Preparations - Advantages
    • No dust for a cleaner and more hygienic production environment
    • No milling equipment necessary
    • Higher flexibility and production efficiency, faster changeover times
    • Reduced cleaning efforts
    • Easy handling by simple dosing (readily pumpable)
    • High solid content and optimum dispersion to yield maximum color strength

    Agrocer Pigments Preparation Overview
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    Products

    • Agrocer™ Red 112 Disp.

      Agrocer Red 112 disp. is an aqueous pigment dispersion that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. The pigment dispersions from the Agrocer disp. range are easy to handle, readily pumpable for simple dosing and mixing and facilitate the cleaning of production equipment. Due to its composition, Agrocer Red 112 disp. is highly compatible with common seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. In comparison to Pigment Red 48:2, Agrocer Red 112 disp. exhibits superior compatibility in pesticide formulations and seed coatings. All Agrocer dispersions are manufactured without using alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) and do not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Red 482 Disp.

      Agrocer Red 482 disp. is an aqueous pigment dispersion that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. The pigment dispersions from the Agrocer disp. range are easy to handle, readily pumpable for simple dosing and mixing and facilitate the cleaning of production equipment. Due to its composition, Agrocer Red 482 disp. is highly compatible with common seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. All Agrocer dispersions are manufactured without using alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) and do not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Blue 153 Disp.

      Agrocer Blue 153 disp. is an aqueous pigment dispersion that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. The pigment dispersions from the Agrocer disp. range are easy to handle, readily pumpable for simple dosing and mixing and facilitate the cleaning of production equipment. Due to its composition, Agrocer Blue 153 disp. is highly compatible with common seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. All Agrocer dispersions are manufactured without using alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) and do not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Green 007 Disp.

      Agrocer Green 007 disp. is an aqueous pigment dispersion that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. The pigment dispersions from the Agrocer disp. range are easy to handle, readily pumpable for simple dosing and mixing and facilitate the cleaning of production equipment. Due to its composition, Agrocer Green 007 disp. is highly compatible with common seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. All Agrocer dispersions are manufactured without using alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) and do not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Violet 023 Disp.

      Agrocer Violet 023 disp. is an aqueous pigment dispersion that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. The pigment dispersions from the Agrocer disp. range are easy to handle, readily pumpable for simple dosing and mixing and facilitate the cleaning of production equipment. Due to its composition, Agrocer Violet 023 disp. is highly compatible with common seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. Agrocer Violet 023 disp. gives very attractive color shades and seeds a high-quality appearance. All Agrocer dispersions are manufactured without using alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) and do not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ Yellow 001 Disp.

      Agrocer Yellow 001 disp. is an aqueous pigment dispersion that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. The pigment dispersions from the Agrocer disp. range are easy to handle, readily pumpable for simple dosing and mixing and facilitate the cleaning of production equipment. Due to its composition, Agrocer Yellow 001 disp. is highly compatible with common seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. Agrocer Yellow 001 disp. can be combined with Agrocer Red 112 disp. or Agrocer Red 482 disp. to obtain attractive orange color shades. All Agrocer dispersions are manufactured without using alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) and do not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Agrocer™ White 006 Disp.

      Agrocer White 006 disp. is an aqueous pigment dispersion that is recommended for the coloration of seeds. The pigment dispersions from the Agrocer disp. range are easy to handle, readily pumpable for simple dosing and mixing and facilitate the cleaning of production equipment. Due to its composition, Agrocer White 006 disp. is highly compatible with common seed treatment pesticide formulations as well as seed coating products. Agrocer White 006 expands the existing color range, has a strong hiding power and enhances the coverage of dark seeds. Furthermore, it is an excellent shading component to create additional shades. All Agrocer dispersions are manufactured without using alkyl phenol ethoxylate (APEO) and do not require any hazardous labeling. more

    • Colanyl Black N 131

      Colanyl Black N 131 is a binder-free, aqueous pigment preparation based on nonionic and / or anionic wetting and dispersing agents and propylene glycol. The product has a pourable and pumpable consistency and is suitable for dosing machines. Because of the excellent weathering fastness, it is suitable for interior and exterior use. more

  • DYES FOR CROP PROTECTION PRODUCTS

    Sanolin and Duasyn are the brand names for Clariant’s water-soluble dyes which can be used for the coloration of water-based agrochemical formulations. A selection of products is shown below. In addition to that, some products are also available in liquid form.

    Dyes

    • Sanolin Tartrazine X 90

      Sanolin Tartrazine X 90 is a water soluble anionic powder dye. Suitable for cosmetics, stationery, cleaning agents, polishes, fertilizers and crop protection.  Sanolin Tartrazine X90 meets the requirements for cosmetic ingredients in EU (CI 19140). more

    • Sanolin Orange RGL 90

      Sanolin Orange RGL 90 is a water soluble dye that is recommended for the coloration of personal care products, cosmetics, fabric and home care products as well as industrial and institutional cleaners. more

    • Sanolin Blue AE 90

      Sanolin Blue AE 90 is a water soluble anionic dye. Suitable for cosmetics, stationery, cleaning agents, polishes, fertilizers and crop protection. Sanolin Blue AE 90 meets the requirements for cosmetic ingredients in EU (CI 42090). more

    • Sanolin Blue EHRL

      Sanolin Blue EHRL is a water soluble powder dye that is recommended for the coloration of fabric and home care products and industrial and institutional cleaners. more

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