Feb 01

Aquatrols Introduces Astria, the Industry’s First Natural Soil Surfactant

Aquatrols, the world’s leading innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants, has developed the professional turf industry’s first truly effective, natural and biodegradable soil surfactant.

NEW JERSEY, January 2023 – Aquatrols Corporation of America proudly introduces Astria Natural Soil Surfactant. Astria joins Aquatrols’ Hydration portfolio of products, alongside industry staples like Revolution, Zipline and Aqueduct Flex.

Astria is derived from plant and microbiological components and combines sustainable chemistry with strong agronomic efficacy. Astria’s unique formulation will meet or exceed the performance of conventional soil surfactants. Packaged in 100% recyclable materials, turf professionals can rest assured that Astria delivers superior soil moisture while reducing fossil fuel consumption, synthetic inputs, and landfill inundation.

“In the future we believe that turf managers will be required to consider more natural alternatives, and Astria will meet the need for a highly effective surfactant that adheres to the most stringent regulations.” Says Portfolio Manager Tom Valentine.

About Astria:

Astria is a natural soil surfactant derived from plant and microbiological components:

  • Supports uniform moisture from surface to the rootzone
  • Enhances water infiltration in repellent soils
  • Improves turf quality by reducing abiotic stress
  • 100% naturally derived
  • 100% recyclable
  • 100% bio-degradable

“We envision a world where our soil amendments safeguard natural resources without sacrificing turf health,” says Matt Foster, President and CEO of Aquatrols. “To these ends, Aquatrols is committed to pioneering environmentally sound solutions to help forge a flourishing future for our green spaces.”

 Please visit Aquatrols during the GCSAA Conference and Trade Show at booth 2373 for more information about Astria. Sign up for Astria updates at


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More than 60 years ago, Aquatrols introduced the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent. Since creating an entirely new product category to address water management challenges and opportunities, the company has remained a top innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants and related technologies. In addition to its core business of wetting agents, Aquatrols has launched two active ingredients and is the exclusive distributor for Redox’s portfolio of turf products. Aquatrols’ advanced product suite optimizes soil-water-plant interactions in agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural industries in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in southern New Jersey, Aquatrols also has offices in the United Kingdom and conducts business on six continents.