Syngenta Crop Protection presents EvoPac™: advanced liquid packaging design developed with growers
- Innovative liquid packing, underlining Syngenta’s commitment to meet growers’ needs and make on-farm operations safer and easier
- Excellent compatibility with the cross-industry group easyconnect Closed Transfer System (CTS)
- A major step towards Goal Zero incidents as part of the Good Growth Plan
21 March 2022, Switzerland: Syngenta Crop Protection announces EvoPacTM, an innovative liquid packaging range designed in close collaboration with growers, which alongside the easyconnect cap can significantly reduce operator exposure and potential risk of spills when filling.
EvoPacTM comes with a variety of new features making it a modern, ergonomic design for easier handling, pouring, rinsing and disposal. Mark Hall, Head of Sustainable and Responsible Business EAME, explains: “First, the rotating and flexible handle of the new bottle enables farmers to safely pour the product into the induction hopper when used in the traditional way. When using the easyconnect system, the handle design supports the upside-down rotation and precise positioning of the bottle on the coupler. Second, the bottle is translucent and allows the user to see the remaining product in the bottle. Third, there are no areas where product can remain due to the pack’s round angles and its central neck.”
With the introduction of EvoPacTM, Syngenta is stepping up efforts to make on-farm operations safer, easier, and more environmentally friendly. “I am very proud of the EvoPacTM launch. It is another important milestone in reaching ‘Goal Zero’, zero incidents in our operations. As a chemist, I understand the frustration of dealing with impractical equipment and spilling chemicals accidentally”, says Alexandra Brand, Regional Director EAME. “EvoPacTM is a win-win-win situation – farmers benefit, the environment benefits, and Syngenta benefits through an increased customer orientation.”
The development of EvoPacTM was strongly driven by the practical challenges and needs of growers. “When I was asked to join a group of world class operators to help develop this new packaging, I did not have to think twice. Syngenta was the first manufacturer to involve us at such an early stage, listening and giving us the opportunity to test different prototypes during the design phase”, says grower Iain Robertson from the UK. “It is impressive seeing our ideas come to life. I can’t wait for these new cans to arrive to the farm.”
With the launch of EvoPacTM, Syngenta supports CropLife Europe’s commitment to make Closed Transfer Systems (CTS) available to European farmers and operators by 2030. The new packaging is compatible with the easyconnect CTS that has been developed in a cross-industry effort by leading ag-industry players. The joint implementation by various industry leaders provides farmers with the freedom to choose from a wide range of products.
EvoPacTM covers the Syngenta core (1L, 5L and 10L) and non-core (3L and 7.5L) CP liquid and Seed Care packaging range and will be introduced in the Europe, Africa and the Middle East. EvoPacTM will first be available in easyconnect pilot countries including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Until 2025, EvoPacTM will be introduced throughout the entire EAME region. It has been developed by Syngenta’s trusted standards, tested according to UN transport of dangerous goods regulations complemented by performance tests and functional tests with farmers.