Seed Polymers | polyselect® 500 Sparkle Series

Germains’ polyselect® seed polymers offer a flexible seed treatment that caters to our customer’s specific needs.  Our 145 years of experience in the seed industry has enabled us to develop industry leading seed treatments that are a bespoke solution for customers who wish to treat their seed in house.

The key benefits of using the polyselect® seed polymers are as follows:

• Precise and even distribution of agrochemical treatments
• Carrier of seed-applied plant protection products
• Strong binding agent
• Reduction in dust exposure to coincide with ESTA regulations
• High visibility in the field
• Product identification
• Increased shelf life

The 500 Sparkle Series is designed to provide a full coverage coating for horticulture and field crop seeds. Compared to the 300 series, the 500 series has a high opacity that makes it effective for coating dark seeds, such as black sunflower, onion and oil seed rape. All of Germains polyselect® seed polymers have been tested and applied with a variety of coating equipment to ensure they are compatible.

Seed polymers

The 500 Polymer Series on the right has even coverage on both white and black seed

Seed Polymer Finish Options | polyselect® 500 Series

There are three finishes available in the polyselect® 500 series; Sparkle, Shine and Matt. The following provides more information about the advantages of the 500 Sparkle series.

The 500 Sparkle series is a seed polymer that can be used to provide a high quality cosmetic finish to the seed. The clear metallic finish provided by the sparkle series means that the seed is seen to be less luminous than the Matt or Shine finishes. The 500 Sparkle series is not design to bind a large amount of treatments.  If binding is required, then we suggest customers consider an alternative seed polymer, such as the 300 or 100 series.

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The polyselect™ 500 Sparkle is available in a range of standard colours as well as an uncoloured neutral version.

Blue Sparkle 539C
Green Sparkle 549C
Yellow Sparkle 559C
Orange Sparkle 569C
Violet Sparkle 579C
Light Red Sparkle 529C
Dark Red Sparkle 527C
Pink Sparkle 528C
White Sparkle 511C
Neutral Sparkle 500C

Click Here to Download Sparkle Colour Portfolio

When placing an order specific packaging can be selected, according to customer preference. The table below displays the options available depending on the size of the order.

1.    Packaging options
Packing type  1000 Litre IBC  Open Top Drum  Small Open Top Drum
Name 1000 litter IBC Open Top Drum Open Top Drum
Contents 1000kg 220 litter/200kg 30 litter/25kg

For further advice on application rates, colours and prices please do not hesitate to get in touch with us so we may answer your questions. Alternatively click here to download our polyselect® booklet.