Chitosan

Chitosan is one of the few cationic polymers in nature.

Chitosan is a natural carbohydrate extracted from either the shell of shrimps or the cell walls of fungi.

It can be used as an organic biofungicide as it is listed as a ‘Basic Substance’ by the EU (regulations 1107/2009).

In agriculture, it can be used as a biostimulant to promote stress resistance, activate plant defences and improve the efficacy of co-applied chemicals and microbials.

It can be used by both conventional and organic farmers.

Chitosan is a potent elicitor of plant defence mechanisms. Plants detect chitosan as ‘non-self’ and signal that a pest or pathogen is attacking them. The crop plant itself defends against the pathogen, rather than direct biocidal activity, which is how conventional fungicides work.

Because of this mode of action, chitosan is best used preventatively rather than curatively. 

In other industries, chitosan is used as a flocculant or colloid in the manufacture of biopolymers.

Plater Bio manufactures fungi-derived chitosan that is available with a range of co-ions and as a liquid or powder.


Download Technical Data Sheet for Chitosan

Download Safety Data Sheet for Chitosan Solution

Download Approved Application Protocols for Chitosan


Available Options:

Packaging

  • Bottle
    Bottle
  • Poly
    Poly
  • Drum
    Drum
  • IBC
    IBC
  • Bag
    Bag
  • Bulk Bag
    Bulk Bag
  • Bulk
    Bulk

Size

  • 1L
  • 20L
  • 200L
  • 1000L IBC
  • 5L
  • 10L
  • 25KG BAGS
  • BULK BAGS
  • BULK LOADS

Grade

  • 5% Chitosan Hydrochloride