SYNERKEM® technology is based on the use of polyphenols, which are secondary metabolites: they constitute a vast group of molecules naturally present in plants which act as a defence against various threats (insects, fungi, UV, disease). The use of polyphenols allows us to benefit from numerous biological effects of an antioxidant nature which fight cell ageing and the risk of illness associated with this process. This is why polyphenols are used particularly in the field of nutrition.
Thanks to the Groupe Berkem’s Research and Development division, it has been demonstrated that polyphenolic extracts have a synergistic action when added to active substances. It has been observed that, consequently, bioavailability of the active substances is optimised. The antioxidant properties of polyphenols are therefore relevant and effective in biocidal compounds: polyphenols, through their antioxidant effects, protect biocidal active substances from oxidation and optimise their efficacy. The objective of finding a way to boost the performance of active substances used in the composition of biocidal and phytosanitary products has been achieved.