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Best Practices to Increase Plastics Durability in Sustainable Agriculture

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One of the UN Sustainable Development Goals is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. This is a huge challenge in the light of climate changes, and the scarcity of water and arable land. Agricultural production must be more efficient. At the same time, more consumers are demanding for healthier and safer food. Protected cultivation is an answer. Durable tailor-made plastic greenhouse covers are the best option for mild climates.

At our webinar, you will understand that stabilizing polymer films for the agricultural industry requires deep knowledge of several aspects. To increase their durability, you must not only be aware of the current agronomic practices and trends but also understand the chemical mechanisms of the interaction among polymer additives and external contaminants.

Additives from BASF create new value for plastics by supporting players on their journey towards sustainable agriculture. The BASF NOR® technology protects and extends the lifetime of agricultural films, hence contributes to reduce plastic consumption and foster recycling of plastics in agriculture. The NOR® technology is also the right component for organic farming with its excellent technical performance and environmental protection benefits.

Manuele Vitali Presented By:
Manuele Vitali

Length: 28 min

Why should you view this webinar?

In this webinar, you will learn…

  • What the characteristics of each type of stabilizer are and how they interact with the agrochemicals
  • Which stages to test a stabilizer package
  • Why the NOR® technology is so effective in extreme conditions with proofs of its performance

Who should view this webinar?

  • Formulators
  • Marketing Managers
  • Brand Managers
  • R&D Managers
  • Technical Managers

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Manuele Vitali Agricultural Plastic Expert of the Global Competence Center Film & Tape - BASF Italia S.p.A.

Manuele Vitali Manuele Vitali holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Master‘s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Bologna. He has over 20 years of experience in Research and Development, and customer support in the polymers industry with BASF and Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He is an author and co-author of 9 scientific publications in international journals, articles in several technical magazines and presentations in scientific and technical congresses. In addition, his name appears as Inventor in 16 international Patents. In 2019, he was appointed Agricultural Plastics Expert in BASF. He is a specialist for the agricultural plastic industry focusing on film and non-film applications, new developments, direct customer support and technical guidance within the company globally.

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