About Element Raw Materials

Element Raw Materials was formed in June 2010 after 12 years of successful chemicals trading for corporates, the company owner and director Jason Reid had a drive to create Element Raw Materials Ltd as a stand-alone technology leader in the Agriculture, Plastics and Green Chemistry fields.


Element supplies leading and new technology polymers across all NZ plastics markets (and now into Australia), with a key focus on medical/animal health, food, technology and electrical fields. We offer flexible service, customised compound manufacture and next generation sourcing for all polymers. We welcome new client enquiries and the opportunity to transfer value and technical advantage to our clients businesses



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    We have been buying adjuvants, fertilisers(UREA in 20 foot containers), and other products from Element for some years and find their products provide performance advantages and cost savings. Quality is often better than we have used previously, and we are very interested to try the RLF BSN Seed Primer with later applications of Plasma Fusion Ultra Foliar to boost our mixed cropping yields. I have met the RLF NSW operations manager Richard Stone and seen the great results available from this new technology which their Australian customers have experienced over the past 15 years on both dry land and heavy, irrigated cropping operations. We are also intending to use the BSN and Pasture Plus in our livestock growing side of the business, for better pasture establishment and to improve the quality and quantity of pasture and livestock weight gains. There seems to be such great potential to improve pasture quality, we expect more great results from Element Raw Materials products.

    The photo shows pasture without BSN, the effect of BSN priming extra root and foliage development, and BSN treated seed with Pasture Foliar, a great additional response which provided extra pasture growth following successive grazings.

    Don, Aylesbury, Canterbury. Sheep and mixed cropping, centre-pivot irrigation.

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    We have used Element to supply Organosilicones and Urea containers. We have saved money and quality has been same or better than our long term, traditional supply sources. We noted much less Urea fines (actually none) compared to our usual, long term fert. supplier. We will continue to buy from Element. 

    Cam, 40, Large scale arable mixed cropping on irrigated farms.

    Farmer, Darfield, Canterbury.

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    'We are very satisfied with Element adjuvants and are getting the best results and control ever experienced. This was from using Paraffinic and Canola wetters and hard water adjuvants by helicopter and hand gun application on Horehound, Wild Thyme, Briar and Wilding Pines.'

    Andrew Preston, LX Air Director, Alexandra, Central Otago.

    Galloway Station Owner and LX Air multi-heli spray contractors.

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    Maize growing contractor Bernard Cranswick, of Cranswick Farming, Gisborne, was one of NZ's first users of BSN seed primer on maize. Bernard reports" We recognised that early phosphorous application at germination was the key to great crop establishment and higher yield set. We had tried some powder based options but have found the BSN to provide the most available and effective high P treatment. Early results were so good we have applied a much larger area this season of BSN. Main points we noted were:

    Germination was faster - 5-7 days vs 6-9 days untreated.

    Germination (by visual assessment) was the same between BSN and untreated.



    "Latest visual observation , we have been really dry here with no significant rain since October I have been surprised with the lack of moisture stress showing in the plants, now I cant attribute this to my seed preparation but normally I would have seen more stress particularly in the light volcanic pumice soil, harvest just 3 months away I cant wait to see some numbers!".

    Significant dev.t of shallow "feeder" roots in BSN treated seedlings which were totally absent in untreated - this really intrigued us as they are very active roots".

    Longer primary roots, and a lot more fine root mass - in the untreated plant on left you ccould see the primary roots, not so in the BSN treated seedling.(See main photo).

    We look forward to seeing the final yield result advantages of BSN Seed Priming when we harvest in late March."

    Bernard Cranswick

    Business Owner, Operator.