sustainable farming

Zytonic Technology: A Sustainable Farming Solution for Agriculture with Reduced Water Consumption

Zytonic Technology: A Sustainable Farming Solution for Agriculture with Reduced Water Consumption

The agricultural sector faces a major challenge – excessive water use. Traditional irrigation practices waste a significant amount of water, with only 3-4% utilized by the plants. The rest evaporates, highlighting the need for improved water retention in the root zone (rhizosphere) at lower moisture levels.
The Zytonic technology offers a ground-breaking solution that promotes sustainable farming by reducing water consumption and enhancing soil health.

Zytonic’s Solution: makes soils soft and porous immediately helping root growth and development of mycorrhizal hyphae network

Zytonic is a revolutionary biofertilizer technology that utilizes a unique polymer-embedded platform. This platform creates billions of microscopic spaces between soil particles, increasing and maintaining porosity at the micro level. These spacers improve water retention within the soil, reducing evaporation and keeping water readily available for plant roots and microbes.

Improved Water Uptake and Stress Tolerance with Porous Soils

The increased porosity created by Zytonic promotes the growth of white roots and finer roots, leading to a denser mycorrhizal hyphae network. This translates to a significant improvement in the plant’s water and nutrient uptake capability. With a healthier root system, plants can thrive even in lower moisture soils, promoting sustainable farming with less water.

Zytonic Suraksha: A Solution for Reducing Abiotic Stress and Boosting Photosynthesis

Abiotic stress, particularly on a hot sunny day, is a major concern for farmers. Zytonic Suraksha, a foliar biofertilizer from Zydex, directly addresses this challenge. It creates a water-absorbing, bio-degradable polymer layer on leaves. This layer absorbs dew condensation in the night hours, providing water rich in dissolved carbon dioxide directly in the leaf structure.
This innovative solution also reduces water evaporation during the day and enhances photosynthesis activity. The key benefit of spraying Zytonic Suraksha is to use nature’s mechanism to provide the key growth ingredients, water, and carbon dioxide from the air.

Improved Percolation and Restoring Water Table

Zytonic technology allows plants to thrive with less number of water cycles. This is a step towards sustainable farming.
Reduced irrigation frequency and improved water retention in the porous soil structure lead to a significant reduction in water usage.
The porous soil structure created by Zytonic allows for rainwater to percolate and move downwards in the soil profile. With the adoption of Zytonic Technology in farming practices, the farmers will maintain improved infiltration capacity and percolation of rainwater in the entire year. He will also end up using less water with a net result of improving his water table year on year basis. This helps the farms to have efficient groundwater recharge to achieve sustainable farming.
The Zydex approach is to provide the biofertilizer range for soils and foliar application and harvest more water from rains, from night dew condensation and manage the plant with low moisture condition in the soil and extending the time for irrigation cycles.

Zytonic Technology: A Revolution for Sustainable Agriculture

Zytonic technology offers a comprehensive solution for water management in agriculture. It addresses water inefficiency at its core, combats abiotic stress, promotes sustainable water usage practices, and improves soil health – all crucial factors for sustainable farming. This innovative technology has the potential to revolutionize agriculture and repair the damage caused by decades of unsustainable water use. By adopting Zytonic technology, farmers can contribute to a more sustainable future for agriculture.

Faster Restoration of Soil Health with Zytonic Technology

Faster Restoration of Soil Health with Zytonic Technology

Faster Restoration of Soil Health with Zytonic Technology

Zytonic Platform: A Global First & Need of the World

Every farmer desires high yields, but what if you could achieve this with sustainable farming practices? For decades, farmers relied on chemical fertilizers and pesticides to boost yields. However, this approach has resulted in the loss of soil health. Excessive chemical use has devastated soil health by killing the microbial population. Another concern for sustainable farming is the loss of organic matter which is critical for nutrient uptake by the plants and water storage capacity of the soils.

Modern agricultural practices like mechanical rototilling further aggravated the problem. This disturbance exposed organic matter to rapid oxidation, depleting and affecting the soil health. The consequences? Non-sustainable farms. The hard and compacted soil leads to stunted root growth, reduced water retention, and less percolation. The farmers are now increasing power to till the land that once was soft and porous and burning more fuel.

This breakdown in soil structure had a domino effect. Limited root development and dysfunctional mycorrhizal fungi (beneficial organisms) led to reduced biomass generation per acre due to declining soil health parameters. To address this, the farmers turned to higher and higher fertigation (applying fertilizers with irrigation) needing more and more water resulting in excess nitrates and ammonia in the plants, attracting more and more pests and diseases.

Furthermore, compacted soil means stagnant water on the surface, leading to runoff and washing away nutrients and resources.

The answer lies in improving the percolation capacity of the soils. The Zytonic biofertilizer usage makes the soil soft and porous, improving rainwater percolation, and reversing the runoffs and loss of nutrients.
This technology, combined with beneficial bacteria and other biological support methods, can soften and loosen compacted soil within two watering cycles, with lasting effects for up to 60 days. By following protocol, one can maintain softness and porosity throughout the year.

Healthy, porous soil promotes root growth, gas exchange, and water retention leading to an increase in microbial population and its activity, a key indicator of soil health. This allows plants to absorb nutrients more efficiently, while the denser root zone feeds the thriving microbial population. These microbes act as miners, extracting nutrients from the soil and feeding the plant, ultimately leading to improved food quality and taste & yields. This is how one will achieve sustainable farming.

The key to future sustainable farming practices lies in enhancing soil organic matter and improving soil health. A healthy soil ecosystem, with its extensive network of roots and microbial activity. Technologies like Zytonic promote this balance, fostering natural and organic farming practices to be achieved in one crop cycle with higher profits immediately.

By increasing organic matter, we can gradually build soil carbon content. This shift from depleted soils with less than 1% organic matter to a healthy 5-6% range is crucial for maintaining soil structure, higher humus content, and efficient moisture retention – all essential for soil health and sustainable farming.

The transition from chemical- and machine-dependent farming to a more sustainable approach is now achievable. Technologies like Zytonic, along with beneficial bio-inputs offer a profitable path for farmers during the transition to sustainable farming by increasing bio-nutrient availability and enhancing bio protection by addressing soil health and reducing and ultimately eliminating the need of chemical nutrients.

Agro revolution through Prakalp Sanjivani Bio-Farming

Agro revolution through Prakalp Sanjivani Bio-Farming

With the world turning towards organic and sustainable ways of farming, bio-farming or organic farming has gained acceptance and popularity. Bio-farming is nothing but using organic and eco-friendly ways for farming especially organic fertilizers such as compost and green manure, cow dung manure, vermicompost, etc. Zydex introduces a revolutionary solution ‘Prakalp Sanjivani’ to adopt bio-farming by making it profitable.

Why Bio-farming?

Organic farming through biofertilizers is a foolproof solution to combat the issues arising due to chemical farming. Some of the common ones being loss of fertility in the soil, hardness of soil, poor crop quality and excess water consumption. Bio-farming makes the soil rich and prepares it for good quality crops. Moreover, it is environment friendly, cost-effective, and profitable. It produces harvest with higher nutritional value and no hazards of chemical toxicity.

How does Zydex contribute to bio-farming?

Zydex’s Zytonic Godhan is a part of ‘Prakalp Sanjivani’ protocol. It ensures complete transformation of animal dung and other wastes into humus rich manure. It makes the manure, odour free and effective in just 45-60 days. It is simple to prepare and does not require much manual work. After the manure is ready, it can be easily spread in the fields and the results are path breaking – rich and organic chemical free crops, fruits and vegetables.

Results in India

In India, numerous farmers have completely switched to organic farming through Zytonic Godhan and are yielding visible results. This is one of Zydex’s many baby steps to make India organic. If you are a farmer, manure distributor or supplier, join in this mammoth task of promoting bio farming in your own circles. Connect today.

RSL Compliant range of Zydex inks for faster production, durable and better-looking prints for knitted goods

RSL Compliant range of Zydex inks for faster production, durable and better-looking prints for knitted goods

Solidity, and feel with high opacity are critical for appearance and aesthetics of the knitted garments. K2 & K3 range of Zydex inks include different whites, colours, clears, fluorescent range and specialties like foil, glitter, etc. They are now available to suit the different combinations of machinery, screen quality and the type of print. 

The key aspect of profitability for a printer is productivity that is number of pieces per hour. The new re-engineered Zydex inks help the customer to complete the most difficult design in two rounds. The RSL compliant is a given but extending the durability of stretch and appearance of the print after 8-10 heavy washes is what the K2 and K3 range of Zydex inks allow the printers and exporters to achieve.  

Zydex inks outperform any commercial inks in the world, specifically for wet crock fastness and a dry soft feel. The new technology has a good balance of drying profile and make it suitable for manual and automatic printing with extended runs. The ease of screen cleaning during the production cycle is one of the best in the industry. Zydex as a company is ZDHC 3 compliant and Zydex inks have been certified by GOTs and Eco passport.  

Asphalt Anti Strip Solution from Zydex for Better and Durable Roads

Asphalt Anti Strip Solution from Zydex for Better and Durable Roads

Asphalt Anti Strip Solution from Zydex for Better and Durable Roads

Roads are integral assets for any country around the world. Laying roads constitutes a major part of the state’s budget. While countries incur huge costs developing new roads, a significant amount is spent on repairs because of their earlier-than-expected damage. While we commonly attribute this damage to water, change in climate and heavy traffic, the actual root cause is the weakening of bonds between asphalt and aggregate.

Zydex, with its intensive study in the field of over 25 years has introduced solutions that help the roads by addressing this root cause. Zydex’s Zycotherm has been adopted around the world as a next-generation Anti Strip and warm mix asphalt additive technology and has been used to produce upwards of 50 million tons of asphalt mix.

Using organosilane chemistry, this additive achieves what no other additive has been able to achieve; chemical bonding with the aggregate thereby making it waterproof with improved bonding to the asphalt. As demonstrated through extensive field and laboratory testing, this permanent chemical bond provides enhanced resistance to moisture damage and extended life to asphalt pavements.

Benefits of Zydex Asphalt Anti Strip solutions include combined Anti Strip, reduced mixing temperatures, higher incorporation of RAP, excellent compaction in cold climates, longer hauls and excellent salt tolerances. ZycoTherm is compatible with PPA, SBS and CRMB and is used at extremely low dosages. Zydex also produces effective soil and dust additives that provide excellent bonding for next generation soil bases for heavy traffic roads.

Prakalp Sanjivani: Retaining Soil Health through Zydex’s Organic Breakthrough

Prakalp Sanjivani: Retaining Soil Health through Zydex’s Organic Breakthrough

Prakalp Sanjivani: Retaining Soil Health through Zydex’s Organic Breakthrough

The world is concerned about soil health due to the uncontrolled use and dependence on chemical fertilizers and crop care chemicals. The current methods of farming have resulted in the depletion of soil fertility, increased water pollution, deforestation and loss of biodiversity.
Depletion of organic matter and loss of biology has led to soils becoming hard and compact and lower fertility.
Sustainable agriculture demands that soils need to be soft and porous to maintain a healthy biological population and activity leading to a larger root zone for optimal nutrient absorption by the crop.
The key will be new technologies to eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers, crop care chemicals should result into higher yields with less water, making effective and sustainable agriculture a reality.
Zydex brings a new revolution to the farm sector through the project Farm Revival (Prakalp Sanjivani), a chemical free farming initiative. The new bio-farming technology has a unique ability which makes the soil soft and porous. Moreover, it inoculates soils with the right biology such as Mycorrhiza, Nitrogen-fixing bacteria, Phosphorous and Potassium solubilizing bacteria (NPK consortia), Zinc solubilizing bacteria, etc. The key feature is to extend white root zone and a large active rhizosphere to increase water and nutrient absorption. This enables farmers to completely eliminate chemical fertilizers. Moreover, the Zytonic Godhan (Bio-digester) technology allows complete fungal bio-digestion of farm yard manure (cow dung, etc.) into blackish, free flowing and odorless manure of equivalent quality as vermicompost within 30-45 days. This is a game changer and allows farmers to produce and use high quality and completely bio-digested manure to further boost their soil biology and overall fertility, with very less labour.
The novel bio-farming approach innovated by Zydex for sustainable agriculture, uses anti-transpirational nanotechnology that stimulates growth, manages water stress and improves crop health. The new Zydex nano-encapsulation technology with neem oil for plants is a boon for crop protection, with best-in-class performance.
Improved soil structure and a higher stable organic content allows the soil to remain soft and porous throughout the crop cycle, 365 days/year. The seasonal rains gets absorbed in the farm soils due to an improved infiltration rate. The farmer is able to absorb rainwater in his own field and replenish the water table. With a larger root zone and elimination of chemical fertilizers, water consumption reduces up to 50%, leading to further recharging of the groundwater table.
Hence, the ground-breaking Zytonic bio-farming technology allows profitable and sustainable farming with healthy soils by reducing chemical inputs and water usage leading to nutritious, safe and plenty food for all.

Asphalt for Paving

Asphalt for Paving: Building Sustainable, Durable and Long-Lasting Roads

Asphalt for Paving: Building Sustainable, Durable and Long-Lasting Roads

The construction and maintenance of roads, parking lots, ports, and airport runways, among other constructions within the category, all require the usage of asphalt, a mixture of aggregates, bitumen, and filler. Zydex technology provides products that enhance paving with asphalt and provide best results by binding. The range of leading products is Zycotherm, Terraprime and Nanotac. The technology provides moisture-resistant, durable and long-lasting roads.

Most contractors today, use asphalt for paving. It is one of the widely accepted materials in the road construction sector. Asphalt is a thick viscous liquid used in the construction of roads, and pavements, Asphalt paving has multiple benefits including durability and safety. Zydex Industries offers a range of products to enhance asphalt paving thus resulting to long-lasting and durable asphalt pavements.

There’s a growing demand for sustainable roads, which are designed to minimize the environmental impact of road construction and maintenance while delivering superior performance. Zydex, through its products, vouches for asphalt pavements to be an excellent choice to build sustainable roads. The key advantages of Asphalt pavements are durability, safety, easy maintenance and importantly sustainability.

Waterproofing of Exposed Surfaces and Facades while maintaining its beauty!

Customer main focus is the beautification done to the construction whereas, from the contractor’s point of view, it’s a must to protect and preserve the structure for the long term. A contractor faces a problem over this concern when a waterproofing treatment is to be done on an exposed brick or façade surface.

Nowadays, there is a humungous demand for an exposed brick look on the outer surface of the construction. Also, stone tiling and façades are getting very common in the middle-eastern market. These surfaces are very vulnerable to water seeping and can lead to structural damage and seepages. The main concern for a contractor is to provide waterproofing in these conditions without spoiling the beauty of the exposed brick texture on the stone façade finish. To resolve this Zydex industries provide a penetrative nanotechnology solution that forms a chemical bond with the surface. This solution penetrates the exposed brick/stone façade surface and treats them to make them water repelling in nature. The product is 100% silane called Zycosil+ which reacts with the structure surface and forms a chemical bond and does not get affected by temperature or climate change. Zycosil+ application slows down the cracking of the structure and makes the whole surface hydrophobic i.e. water repelling in nature. Zycosil+ also takes care of other problems like leakages, seepages, peel-off, efflorescence, and further structural damage. It also provides UV, Heat, and Abrasion stability and safe to apply indoors. The application is simple and does not require trained labour. The solution can be sprayed, brushed, or flooded after mixing with water and has a large coverage area. The best part of this solution is that the waterproofing chemical solution provided by Zydex is transparent and does not hinder the beauty of the exposed brick texture or the stone façade. This application of Zycosil+ solution on the exposed surface enhances the durability of the structure and solves the problems of the contractor and the owner. Nowadays, contractors and owners prefer waterproofing for the construction work to protect the buildings from leakage, seepage and avoid further complications.

Zydex waterproofing solution is applicable for both the exterior and the interior surface.
Hence, the Zydex waterproofing solution provides a complete solution for protecting the exposed structure.

The challenges of Fixing Large Size Stones/Tiles on Façades

Beautification of building/structure is an expensive project. Owners usually spend a lot of money on maintaining it for a longer duration. A major section of this beautification process is fixing large size Stones /Tiles which play a critical role in the aesthetics of the structure.

Fixing these large size Stone and Tiles are pretty easy on a horizontal surface. But this gets tricky when done on a vertical surface especially when the requirement is to keep it fixed for longer time. The heavy weight of these stones/tiles are a challenge for contractors. These Stone and Tiles pieces are very large and weigh a lot which causes gravity to play its part and results in de-bonding. To hold that much weight on the vertical surface, the contractor only has the support of one side. Too much vertical pressure on the attached side causes Stone/Tiles to fall from the facade. The major reason for this is the formation of polylithic surface /structure and resulting in non-monolithic strength. This leads to cold joints. These joints are the main cause of failures leading to Stone/Tiles falling off the facade. This is a major challenge for the contractors and the only solutions available are either to cut the Stones/Tiles into smaller pieces and then attach or use expensive solutions to fix them. These are not a viable option for customers who are looking for a cost-efficient solution without compromising on the aesthetics of these stones or tiles.

To solve this problem, Zydex introduces an innovative product ZycoFix Ultra that can tackle the problems of contractors by fixing the large-sized, porous Stone/Tiles. ZycoFix can be applied on the surface easily in order to get the monolithic strength and prevents the Tiles/stones from falling. These solutions are user friendly and easy to use and can be applied just by using a brush. ZycoFix, does not require any extra machinery. These applications do not demand skilled labour. Hence, the requirement of clients for beautification using large size Stone/Tiles can easily and economically be met by the contractors using Zydex Zycofix Ultra applied as per Zydex specifications.

Hot Mix Asphalt Vs Warm Mix Asphalt

The main difference between hot mix asphalt and warm mix asphalt is how they’re made.

Hot mix asphalt (HMA) is heated up to around 300 degrees Fahrenheit in a special oven to help reduce the curing time on the road. Warm mix asphalt (WMA) uses a process called “adhesive bonding” to create an even, strong bond between the aggregate and binder that allows it to be put down at about 180 degrees Fahrenheit without cooling.

HMA is produced and transported at a higher cost than WMA because of the higher temperatures needed to prevent it from solidifying.

Warm mix asphalt is more environmentally friendly than hot mix because it uses less fuel. The typical amount of fuel used to produce 1 ton of hot mix asphalt is 8 gallons, while with warm mix only 3.2 gallons is needed. Fuel consumption during WMA manufacturing is typically reduced by 20%.It also has a lower carbon footprint than hot mix, which means that not as much carbon dioxide is released into the air during production.

The reason warm mix asphalt can be placed at a lower temperature is because it is less viscous or thick than hot mix asphalt and therefore easier to apply at a lower temperature.

Construction crews can pave at lower temperatures, which allows to open the pavement for traffic sooner and lessens traffic gridlocks. The window for paving is widened and this results in the extension of the paving season, especially in colder climatic geographies.

On certain days when the air quality is bad, paving activities are halted, thereby delaying the process of paving. WMA also produces lesser emissions, making it a possibility to construct pavements on such non-attainment days. Also, working conditions are a lot better with WMA. Both at the production plant and on the building site, crews inhale lesser smoke and dust. This decrease is especially significant in tunnels where ventilation is lesser.

It has been utilized effectively in a wide scope of pavements with varying thicknesses. It is sufficiently strong to withstand high traffic demands. Warm Mix Asphalt has been utilized in a wide range of asphalt layers: dense-graded, stone matrix, porous, and mastic asphalt. Numerous WMA advances are available in the market, so the decision on the type of WMA can be adjusted according to the temperatures and materials required.

WMA has been utilized effectively in Europe for over 10 years. In the United States, WMA projects are presently in excess of 40 States.