After harvesting, grain and other hard cereal products usually need to be stored before they can be processed. In the storage silo, the grain is often exposed to various insects which can contaminate it and seriously diminish the quality of grain based food products such as bread, pastries or flakes.
With COSMIC™, Linde offers a product which quickly and effectively controls typical grain pests such as wheat weevils, moths and beetles. In contrast to conventional treatment methods for stored grain, fumigation with COSMIC offers both reduced treatment time and no known pest resistance.
Moreover, COSMIC has the property of relatively fast degradability, which means that after the treatment, the grain can be processed significantly faster than when, for example, traditional residual liquid pest control agents are used.