Masterbatches for agricultural applications (Part I)

For long, Agriculture was the backbone of our economy – it still holds enormous value. In fact, agriculture, along with fisheries and forestry, is one of the largest contributors to the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of our country.

Over the past 65 years since our independence, this sector has completely transformed (though it still heavily depends on rain water for its irrigation needs).

Herein this blog post, we’ll talk about an important element that’s been playing a greater role in the growth of the agriculture sector – and that element / product is ‘masterbatches’.

Wikipedia defines masterbatches as, ‘a concentrated mixture of pigments and/or additives encapsulated during a heat process into a carrier resin which is then cooled and cut into a granular shape. Masterbatch allows the processor to colour raw polymer economically during the plastics manufacturing process.’

In agriculture, masterbatches are used in the manufacturing of –

Mulch film
Green house films
Drip irrigation systems
Shade nets
Silage

The leading masterbatch manufacturers and suppliers of the country are investing enormous efforts and funds into their research & development to continue to innovate and improve upon their range of masterbatches. So in the years to come, we can see the product range getting wider and better and more products being made of these masterbatches.

Now we’re going to write down a couple of posts on the role of masterbatches in the agriculture sector. So please regularly check this space. If you want to read more about masterbatches, then please read our already published posts on this blog. We’d also like you to share your opinions / ideas about masterbatches and the challenges you face when you look out for a supplier. If you’ve a question or a query, please drop us a comment. We’d love to answer!

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