The first Super Absorbent and 100% biobased Polymer


A universal product - Saves water - Easy to use - Adaptable to all climats, cultures and agro-equipments

 

Before water absorption
Before water absorption
After water absorption
After water absorption
Integrated with roots
Integrated with roots

- It looks like a grain of sand wich is placed at the root of the plant.

 

- It captures water wich is not absorbed by the plant and inflates up to 60 times its weight.

 

- It serves as a reservoir of water: plants are no longer subject to water stress. They growth better and faster and are more resistant.

 

- It releases 70% of its water in 7 days and 100% in 15 days.

 

- A mycorrhiza biostimulant is integrated to reduce the use of fertilizers and treatment products. It bring minerals ans protects the root system from fungal attack and prevents the leaching of fertilizers.

 

- Active ingredient is a cross-linked poly(itaconate), 100% vegetable, obtained by biotechnological means (green chemistry)

 

- Value added: it replaces petrochemical super absorbant that are prohibited on food crops (carcinogenic and neurotoxic).



a positive global impact


Environment, food security, jobs, GDP...

WATER SAVINGS

Reallocation of volumes to other uses

Less pressure on groundwater

Decrease in water production costs: investments, energy, etc.

 

RESTORATION OF SERVICES PROVIDED BY ECOSYSTEMS

Fertility of degraded and desert lands

Increase in carbon storage +0.40%/year

Increase in agricultural production

 

IMPROVING THE WELL-BEING OF POPULATIONS

Jobs creation

Income increase

Building a sustainable agriculture

Limitation of rural migration to urban areas

 

ENHANCING SOCIO-ECONOIMIC FACTORS

Food self sufficiency

Agricultural exports.

Trade balance, GDP increase, etc.

 

The history of super absorbents


Use of super absorbents for absorbing oil
Use of super absorbents for absorbing oil

Super absorbents were invented in the 1950s and 1960s by the petrochemical industry at the request of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Already the need, was to increase the rate of water capture by plants, to remove water stress and improve yields.

 

The level of absorption was then remarkable (up to 400 times their own weight), but the release to the plant was almost non-existent. Given the high absorption power, the USDA gave the technology to American industrialists to develop it.

 

And it was in 1970 that petrochemical super absorbents were commercialized, for the first time, in sanitary napkins. They were introduced in Europe in 1982, in baby diapers.

 

Today, there are more than 1,000 different water-retention devices, which are used in almost all industrial fields:

  • in fiber for medical dressings,
  • as a desiccant or humidifier in packages,
  • in animal litter,
  • as a solid/liquid separator to treat waste water,
  • in oil and oil spill recovery,
  • as a shale gas extractor...