Ever since the inception of our Company, we have been at the forefront of developing and applying scientific research in order to develop state of the art products for the Indian farmers. We were instrumental in bringing Chelation Technology to India. Subsequently, we have, in initial years developed crop specific formulations of Multi Micro Nutrient mixtures. Later, when the State Governments notified crop specific, soil specific and climate specific formulations, we were in a position to adapt our production lines to meet all these multi furious formulations. Today, we have developed products meeting the requirements of more than 100 notified formulations by various State Governments. We are also setting up laboratory at each of our manufacturing unit. We have a continuing R & D programme actively based on market feedback & field trials, which enables us to develop new products targeted to specific crop requirements & needs resulting in result oriented products.
We have also undertaken large scale soil sampling from across various States in the country. In fact, after the collection of more than 20000 soil samples, our company in partnership with the Bidhanchandra Krishri Vishwa Vidyalaya, West Bengal, presented Government of West Bengal with soil deficiency map indicating district-wise nutrient deficiency. We have also worked extensively with prominent Agricultural Universities /and Research Stations, since inception. All our products are tried, tested and their efficacy proved at these Research Farms. Trials are documented and used by us to develop awareness amongst farming community. Cost benefit ratios based on Trial Reports are also prepared and disseminated extensively.
Another achievement of our R&D is the setting up of our Spray Drying Facilities at Chattral and Hyderabad. The process and technology these units was developed in partnership with our R&D team and the machinery fabricators. Moreover, technology of complexing used in manufacturing process is unique to ARIES. The company uses its Research facility team in the process of new product development. The primary source of information is extensive soil sampling data that the company collects, which identifies the current deficiency trends in various areas. We have obtained quality certification ISO 9001:2000 in April 2004.
We use mainly indigenous technology developed in-house by our own R&D Team. Two major technological inputs used in the development of ARIES products are:
This is a process, which was developed in the USA and adapted to Indian conditions by ARIES. The process involves enveloping metal nutrients with the chelating agent (EDTA) forming an organo-metallic complex. The resulting Chelates are highly cost effective, required in extremely low doses and chemically inert, thereby making it environmentally safe. The company, today, has an entire range of Chelates manufactured using this process namely Zinc Chelate, Iron Chelate, Copper Chelate, Manganese Chelate, Magnesium Chelate and Calcium Chelate.
COMPLEXING OF MULTI MICRO NUTRIENTS
The Company uses a world class system of producing multi micro complexes, in contrast to most competitors who produce mixtures. This process involves dissolving and heating the source raw materials to more than 300º Celsius eliminating impurities completely. This super heated solution is passed through an atomizer running at 16000 RPM thus spraying the heated solution forming minute particles. The chamber where this is carried out is under high pressure and the minute droplets are flash cooled from 300º Celsius to room temperature in a fraction of a second. This combination of pressure and sudden drop in temperature fuses the raw materials in the spray solution together forming a highly efficient complex of nutrients. The primary advantage of this is to ensure that every particle of the end-product contains all the Multi Micro Nutrients in their pre-determined proportion. This is essential as the quantity required for every plant is very small and therefore every particle being of a pre-determined composition will ensure that uniform application of nutrients over the entire field.