A collaboration reaching the top... of the trees!
Coatex, worldwide leader in high performance additives, and the M2i Life Sciences group entered early 2014 in a partnership agreement. This partnership covers the use of a Coatex micro-encapsulation process by the M2i Life Sciences company for the controlled and sustainable spread of pheromones.
In the case of the pine processionary caterpillar, the innovation concerns:
- the use of species-specific sex pheromones in the context of a control method with mating disruption and without any use of traps,
- their encapsulation which allows to improve and extend to 120 days their diffusion, the release covers then all the pest life-cycle,
- the high-rise drop-off through paintball, more cost effective and efficient.
The pesticide-free control of species harmful for our forests and our health (highly stinging species) is therefore possible and can now be apply to any kinds of arboriculture.
It’s a great example of what can be achieved with the “cocoon technology™” (link to leaflet), encapsulation process developed and patented by Coatex.
Coatex Press Fabienne DROUEL (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tel: +33 4 72 08 20 42
For more information, please visit Coatex’s website: www.coatex.com
M2i Life Sciences Johann Fournil (email@example.com) Tel: +33 1 84 76 00 64