Technical Formulations

Our Tensiofix brand of surfactants for the agrochemical industry have been used in pesticide formulations worldwide for over 60 years.

We offer:

Flexibility
Tensiofix is produced in highly flexible and modern facilities. Products can be supplied from lab samples up to 20 MT batches in bulk.
Quick Delivery
Most Tensiofix products can be supplied from stock, with strongly reduced lead-times.
Environment
The Tensiofix plant conforms to all environmental regulations and was awarded ISO 14001 certification in 2006.
Quality
Tensiofix has been accredited with ISO 9001 (since 1995) due to high quality and consistent performance.
The Tensiofix range consists of in-house developed emulsifiers, wetting-dispersing agents and other additives especially designed for agrochemical formulations like:

Emulsifiable Concentrate (EC)

What is an Emulsifiable Concentrate?
EC is a liquid, homogeneous formulation to be applied as an emulsion after dilution in water.

In Tensiofix Formulations
We are highly experienced in formulating a large number of active ingredients, as emulsifiable concentrates. Formulations developed with Tensiofix are robust against variations in water temperature, as well as water hardness and are easy to adapt to solvent changes.

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Suspension Concentrate (SC)

What is a suspension concentrate?
A SC is a liquid agrochemical formulation containing finely ground solid particles of active ingredient(s) suspended in water. Solid particles are finely ground for a good physical stability and agronomical efficacy. Upon dilution a SC forms a homogeneous and stable dispersion. It is also called flowable concentrate.

In Tensiofix Formulation
Our rigorous evaluation system enables us to develop specific surfactants with robust formulations, such as our suspension concentrate formulation. Tensiofix’s flexibility allows us to develop a variety of formulations for the agrochemical market.

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Suspension Concentrate for Seed Treatment

What is a Suspension Concentrate for Seed Treatment?
A Suspension Concentrate for Seed Treatment is a liquid agrochemical formulation containing finely ground solid particles of active ingredient(s) suspended in a liquid phase, usually water and containing also a dye and a plasticizer/film forming agent.

This formulation is applied onto the seeds – sometimes there is a slight dilution with water to reduce viscosity – followed by a drying step.

In Tensiofix Formulation
Our rigorous evaluation system enables us to develop specific surfactants with robust formulations, such as our suspension concentrate for seed treatment formulation. Tensiofix’s flexibility allows us to develop a variety of formulations for the agrochemical market.

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Oil Dispersion (OD)

What is Oil Dispersion?
OD is a stable suspension of active ingredient(s) in a water-immiscible fluid, which may contain other dissolved active ingredients(s), intended for dilution with water before use. It is also know as oil-based suspension concentrate and oil flowable.

In Tensiofix Formulations
The OD formulation has recently gained increasing interest. Thanks to our rigorous evaluation process, we have developed a few Tensiofix surfactant formulations, providing a stable suspension of active ingredient(s) in oil.

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Wettable Powder (WP)

What is Wettable Powder?
WP is a powder formulation to be applied as a suspension after dispersion in water.

In Tensiofix Formulations
We have a lot of experience providing and developing Wettable Powder formulations. We offer a limited number of surfactants, allowing us to formulate a high number of pesticide active ingredients, as powders that can be suspended in water.

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Water Dispersible Granule (WG)

What are Water Dispersible Granules?
WG is a formulation consisting of granules, which can be applied after disintegration and dispersion in water.

In Tensiofix Formulations
We are proud to offer this specific range of wetting-dispersing and binding agents, which is available for both WG and SG formulations. We are experts in granules development for extrusion and fluid spray drying application techniques, as well as fluid bed agglomeration.

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Water Soluble Granule (SG)

What are Water Soluble Granules?
SG is a formulation consisting of granules to be applied as a true solution of the active ingredient after dissolution in water, but which may contain insoluble inert ingredients.

In Tensiofix Formulations
We are proud to offer this specific range of wetting-dispersing and binding agents, which is available for both WG and SG formulations. We are experts in granules development for extrusion and fluid spray drying application techniques, as well as fluid bed agglomeration.

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Emulsion Oil in Water (EW)

What is Emulsion Oil in Water?
EW is a fluid, heterogeneous formulation consisting of a solution of pesticide in an organic liquid dispersed as fine globules in a continuous water phase. It is also known as oil in water.

In Tensiofix Formulations
We offer alkylphenol free high performance emulsifiers, which we have developed for obtaining oil in water emulsion with low viscosity and long-term stability. We prefer using a thickening agent free system for this formulation.

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Microemulsion (ME)

What is Microemulsion?
ME is a clear to opalescent, oil in water containing liquid, that is applied directly or after dilution in water, forming a diluted micro-emulsion or a conventional emulsion.

In Tensiofix
A mix of anionic and non-ionic emulsifiers are necessary for micro-emulsion. Typical tailor-made blends for emulsification can be used alone or in combination with a non-ionic emulsifier. Our Tensiofix ME fomulations are stable over a wide range of temperatures.

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Soluble Concentrate (SL)

What is Soluble Concentrate?
Soluble Concentrate is a clear to opalescent liquid, which can be applied as a solution of the active ingredient after dilution in water. The liquid may contain water-insoluble formulates. It is also known as soluble liquid.

In Tensiofix Formulations
We propose wetter-spreader-sticker agent(s) as a built-in adjuvant(s) or used as a tank-mix additive. Tensiofix’s flexibility allows us to develop a variety of formulationsto meet the needs of the agrochemical market.

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Oil Formulation

What is an Oil Formulation?
Oil formulations are offered as either mineral oils or vegetable oils, allowing the surfactant to be suspended in oil.

In Tensiofix
Mineral oils can be formulated as crop oil concentrate (COC) or mayonnaise concentrate.

Vegetable oils and their esters (for example, methylated seed oil) can be formulated as crop oil concentrate, or be used as solvent.

  • Crop oil concentrate (COC) is a combination of surfactant(s) and oil designed for use with agricultural chemical spray programs to optimize product performance by increasing penetration into the leaf surface, giving more uniform wetting and more uniform distribution of the active ingredient.
  • Mayonnaise concentrate is a mix of oil, surfactants and water (10-30%).The aspect of the formulation is similar to grocery store bouth mayonnaise, viscous and yellowish.
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Suspoemulsion (SE)

What is a Suspoemulsion?
A SE is a liquid agrochemical formulation combining an emulsion and a suspension of solid particles in water. Thanks to SE formulation, it is possible to combine two active ingredients with different physico chemical properties:

  • One active ingredient is solid, insoluble into water as well as in oil phase
  • One is liquid or highly soluble in a solvent and insoluble in water

In Tensiofix Formulations
We offer alkylphenol free high performance emulsifiers and wetting-dispersing agents, which we have developed for obtaining SE formulations with low viscosity and long-term stability. Tensiofix’s flexibility allows us to develop a variety of formulations for the agrochemical market.

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