Agriculture and food
There are 7 billion people on the planet today and our global population is expected to increase by a further 2 billion by 2050. How can we ensure food security now and in the future? Solvents are playing a crucial role.
FEEDING A HUNGRY PLANET
Solvents are essential to the pesticides, herbicides and insecticides that help farmers to feed our hungry planet. Solvents ensure that these substances dry at just the right time and are efficiently directed at the target crops. This ensures that the minimum amount of product is needed, helping to secure our food security.
MAKING ESSENTIAL OILS & FLAVOURS
Solvents are used to extract the essential oils and flavours from nuts, seeds and other raw materials. They are also often used in the liquid formulations of those flavourings and essences. Many of the resulting products like sunflower oil and spice extracts are commonly found in kitchens today around the world.