The StarLig Program offers the largest assortment of both liquid and powder lignin products in the world. In fertilizers, Lignin is an important process tool for many different compounds. It is a versatile and organic material with a long history in this industry. As water soluble and bio-degradable binding agents, StarLig lignosulfonates offer sustainable solutions as additives in fertilizer production processes. Especially in granulation and compaction processes, our products provide substantial improvements in production efficiency with excellent granule hardness as well as durability. StarLig products can be added either in powder or in liquid form, depending on the particular requirements of the client’s base material and process. Each granulation method is unique by nature of the process and the wide variety of fertilizer substrates available. The experienced team of LignoStar can give detailed addition rate suggestions for laboratory or factory evaluations and provide hands-on assistance and guidance for production trials where required.
StarLig lignosulfonates can be used in production of fertilizers like DAP, Limestone, CAN, MAP, Potash derivatives, Polyhalite, Chalk, NPK, Animal waste, Calcium Nitrate, Urea, Peat and other soil improvers.
The strong binding power in combination with the ease of application make StarLig lignosulphonates very efficient and cost effective production additives. The inherent biodegradability also make them a sustainable processing aid.
Furthermore, it is important to point out that modified products also function as extremely effective dust suppressants in fertilizer blending operations.
StarLig lignosulfonates will give efficiency advantages to the finished fertilizer product with enhanced application characteristics, better durability during storage and transport, improved suitability for further bulk blending, controlled / targeted release, Improved uptake on soil contact.
In addition, StarLig lignosulphonates on magnesium basis can function as a useful source of Mg, an element which is essential in the photosynthesis process as a building block for Chlorophyll. Also, it is widely known that StarLig lignosulphonates function as urease inhibitors offering another useful characteristic to the formulation of nitrogen based fertilizers.