Seed Encrusting & Pelleting

These pellets and encrustings (lesser degree of build-up) have additional advantages:

Better plantability

Use of phytotoxic products

Higher percentage of marketable fraction

Weight and volume increase

Uniform distribution and high recovery of applied pesticides

Addition of biological control agents (bacteria & fungi)

Addition of growth promoting agents

Addition of identification systems (from color codes to micro taggants)

Many pellet types are available:

Melting pellets; the pellet stays around the seed, but dissolves evenly away

Split pellets; the pellet splits open upon water contact and gives free way to the germ

Professional pellets or greenhouse pellets; especially designed for greenhouse conditions

Organic pellets and encrustings. Produced from certified organic materials

Custom coating, encrusting and pelleting can be done from our production sites in the United States and the Rep. of South Africa.

To check which products can be produced from those operational units clic on ASTEC RSA or ASTEC US. In case you want to purchase materials or equipment for in house coating, encrustings or pelleting contact Freek Schreurs for technical support.

For commercial and technical information

Freek Schreurs

Director New Business

+34 660 082 636