Perstorp enters fertilizer market with chloride-free potassium product

Malmö May 27, 2020 - Perstorp, a global leader in the specialty chemicals market, is entering the fertilizer market through the launch of Amicult K42. This chloride-free potassium source is shown to have a high solubility and absorption rate, without increasing salinity or clogging foliar and drip irrigation systems. Amicult K42 is now being launched in selected markets.

“With high-salinity and arid agricultural land increasing, it’s time for more refined fertilizer options. Perstorp Amicult offers a chloride-free potassium based product tested and proven to have high absorption and solubility, without increasing soil salinity or causing clogging in foliar and drip irrigation systems. Amicult is the smart way to increase profitability, improving crop yield and water use efficiency,” says Claudio Gaino, VP BU Formates at Perstorp.

To have an optimal development, crops need nutrients at different growth stages. Being a liquid fertilizer component, Amicult K42 can be applied at the right development stage where the crop needs an additional potassium source. In agricultural regions where salination is an issue, high chloride levels have a negative impact on crop development. With Amicult K42, a low salt index product, the risk of adding new salination problems to the soil is reduced. Further the high solubility of the product makes it a good choice for drip irrigation applications.

Potassium is proven to give crops a better drought and cold stress tolerance, however in dry regions the uptake of fertilizers through the root system is limited. Amicult K42 shows high foliar uptake efficiency at drought conditions. And at times and situations when it is difficult to forsee frost, the quick liquid foliar uptake of Amicult K42 gives a means to protect crops against frost damage.

When using irrigation systems a fertilizer with low solubility can cause clogging of pipes and nozzles. As a result the fertilizer will be unevenly spread and crop will grow unevenly causing yield reduction at harvest. Amicult K42 has a high solubility minimizing clogging issues of irrigation systems.

“Years of innovation work has led to the discovery of the positive effects with Amicult K42. We are excited to now offer the market a chloride-free fertilizer component that not only decreases salinity problems but has proven effect on higher yield and crop quality, and also improves drip irrigation efficiency,” says Martina Håkansson, Business Development Director Formates at Perstorp.

Amicult K42 is initially available in Brazil, Chile and US through Perstorp direct sales and in Europe through Perstorp direct sales and Perstorp’s storefront @

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