Seed World

DSM and Amulix Collaborate on Bio-Based Seed Coating Solutions


Royal DSM, a global science company active in health, nu­trition and materials, and Amulix, a developer of starch-based solutions for agricultural and industrial applications and daughter company of Dynaplak, announced they will work together under the company name DSM-Amulix to further develop high perform­ing bio-based coating solutions for agricultural starter material, under the brand name Amulix.

DSM-Amulix is offering high quality innovative bio-based seed coating solutions which are biodegradable. Located in the Netherlands, DSM-Amulix maintains a global presence through DSM. The company addresses the need for a sustainable alternative to the current widespread practice of using polymer-based synthetic coatings with limited biodegradability on seeds to improve sow ability and seed visibility in the soil. Their innovative bio-based Amulix seed coatings are outperforming current coating suppliers on germination, dust-off and total performance. The biodegradable, bio-based coatings not only have a lower carbon footprint than polymer-based synthetic coatings, but they also offer a viable solution to the issue of microplastic pollution.

With Amulix seed coatings both chemical and biological Crop Protection Products can be applied on vegetable and field crops seed. The product is suitable for both conventional and organic seed as they are FIBL/SKAL certified.

Sjaak Griffioen, Director Innovation, Strategy and Sustainability DSM Resins & Functional Materials: “By joining forces with Amulix, we will be driving the conversion from fossil- to bio-based coatings in a highly important market. In particular, Amulix products will help to eliminate hazardous agents from the ecosystem and reduce our dependency on petrochemical raw materials.”

Koos Slor, Managing Director Amulix: “By working together with DSM, we hope to leverage their global scale and expertise to further develop the highly innovative Amulix product range. DSM’s core values are aligned with ours: we both believe in developing sustainable solutions that make a positive impact.”