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Exploring Mimosa and Quebracho Natural Tannin Extracts for Industrial Applications

Mimosa and Quebracho

Tannin, also called tannic acid, can be any of a group of pale-yellow to light-brown unstructured substances in the form of powder, flakes, or a spongy mass and widely distributed in plants. They are predominately utilised in • tanning leather • dyeing fabric • making ink • various medical applications Tannin solutions are acid and […]


Plater Group’s continued investment demonstrates responsibility for the environment

In line with the company’s Environmental Standard ISO14001, Plater Group is committed to reducing the company’s impact on the environment as a sustainable business. To that end, we have decided to embark on two energy saving initiatives that will significantly reduce our energy usage allowing the company to reduce its impact on the environment. New […]


Plater Group share their commitment to protecting the environment

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Plater Group’s commitment to environmental sustainability is growing momentum, undertaking new projects and initiatives in relation to site infrastructure development. All new projects and purchases consider environmental impact as a major concern when proceeding. Here are some examples of some of the projects the Company has undertaken, and the contribution towards environmental conservation: The Company […]


Chitosan and the forgotten Basic Substance

Chitosan and the forgotten Basic Substances

Basic Substances are a group of chemicals and natural extracts that can be used in plant protection in the EU. In 2014 a range of substances were approved as “basic” under Regulation 1107/2009 and these can be used without restriction in any EU member state for an indefinite period. Sounds pretty amazing, right? So why […]


Company Focus: Daltrade

Mike West of Daltrade inspecting a CIECH delivery of Dense Soda Ash

The historic market town of Howden, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is probably best-known for its Minster and the fact that it was given to the Bishops of Durham by William the Conqueror. It is also home to Daltrade’s head office, which is set within one of its beautiful Georgian streets. Howden became […]


Turf grass nutrient deficiency symptoms; the missing tool

As with all growers, greenkeepers and groundsmen use a variety of tools to ensure that their plants have adequate nutrition. This includes regularly sending off both soil and tissue samples to accredited labs for analysis to indicate the nutrient concentrations, or in the case of soil samples their availability. They will also make use of […]


Protecting the food chain through traceability

As a manufacturer and distributor of chemicals, Plater Group takes the traceability of our products very seriously, especially as many of them are used in animal feeds, food production or on crops that enter the food chain. Examples of these are chemicals such as sodium bicarbonate and calcium formate  that are used in the animal […]


Novel product to address manganese deficiencies

Manganese is an essential plant micronutrient which is a key component of many important metabolic processes. In particularly, it is crucial as an enzyme co-factor for the catalysis of many redox reactions in photosystem II and nitrogen assimilation. It is also essential for many reactions that allow plants to tolerate environmental stresses. Some typical symptoms of […]


Seaweed extracts – what makes them work?

Most of the seaweed extracts used in agriculture as biostimulants are extracted from species of brown algae (Phaeophyceae); principally the species Ascophyllum nodosum (knotted wrack), which grows in the intertidal zone of the Northern Hemisphere. It is thought that the stressful conditions of repeated exposure to desiccation, ultraviolet light and temperature fluctuations experienced by the […]


Overcoming the remaining challenges faced by no-till cultivation

No-till cultivation involves preventing/minimising soil disturbance by eliminating ploughing and drilling seeds directly into the seed bed left by the previous crop. Once considered the preserve of hippies by mainstream agriculture, no-till agriculture has now gained widespread acceptance in the US and Europe. This acceptance is down to farmers appreciating the less intense nature of […]