Tradecorp launches biodegradable chelate IsliFe 8.2

 Islife 8.2 is a novel iron chelate that corrects and prevents iron deficiencies, even in calcareous and alkaline soils with extreme pH conditions. Thanks to its exclusive chelating agent, IsliFe 8.2 has a unique feature: progressive biodegradability, which combines biodegradability with high availability of iron throughout the crop cycle.

Amongst the advantages that Tradecorp highlights for its new iron product is its high iron content (8.2%), which is greater than that of other chelates with similar characteristics and stability. It also guarantees a 100% chelation grade and a high stability constant, which allows for the protection of iron against possible interactions that could limit its effectiveness.

IsliFe 8.2 is Tradecorp’s answer to the market trend towards more efficient, profitable products with a lower environmental impact. This milestone in Tradecorp is aligned with the group’s strategy that aims to “be a world leader in clean, sustainable and ecological agriculture,” José Nolasco, Tradecorp’s Director of Innovation and Strategy explained.

Because of its innovative chelating agent, IsliFe 8.2 is not included in the current fertilizer legislations. “As a consequence, in some countries – like Australia – we could launch immediately, while in others – like Mexico – the process could take up to two years” said Sara Tormo, director of Regulatory Affairs at Tradecorp.
Regarding the introduction of this product in the European market, Tradecorp has already requested the amendment of legislation along with the inclusion of a new type of fertilizer. The Director of Regulatory Affairs explained “by the end of this year, we expect approval from the Spanish Authorities” and added that “with this approval, we will begin mutual recognition procedures for other countries within the European Union”.