New technology increases nutritional value of feed additives

Cecilia Svensson
Cecilia Svensson
VP Group Communications & Sustainability
+46 40 635 88 30
15 August 2006

Perstorp Franklin has recently introduced a wide range of products based on a new buffering technology that secures the safety and greater nutritional value of feed additives for the feed industry.

The new buffering technology effectively outdates the current widespread use of ammonium, which fails to add any nutritional value to feed formulations. The feed industry depends on organic acid-based products to counteract the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast and moulds and to control the pH levels in feed. The new products from Perstorp Franklin meet these demands and benefit from the recently developed buffering technology that results in products in which both anion and cation offer more nutritional value than competitive products.

“Efficacy studies conducted at independent institutes indicate that our new buffering technology is an improvement on the current standard and all the available data gives us a high level of confidence in our new products,” says Perstorp Henri Peijnenburg.

The current use of ammonium for the buffering of organic acids is widely spread in the industry but the ammonium process fails to add any nutritional value to feed formulations. Therefore Perstorp Franklin chooses to now use a different cation to buffer the organic acids.

The extra nutritional value of Perstorp Franklin’s organic acid-based products also offers the industry an excellent base for development of an alternative feeding strategy, in the wake of the ban on antibiotic growth promoters. The new feed additives allow feed formulators to improve feed quality and are expected to improve conditions for animal husbandry. 

Tests show that these new feed additives are effective against the growth of microorganisms such as E. coli and Salmonella, while the buffering process ensures that the products are completely safe and user-friendly. Greater legislation and consumer involvement regarding the use of feed additives makes it more important than ever to ensure the safety of these products.

“As a key producer of organic acids, our philosophy is to always be up front with the application of organic acids in the feed industry. We are very pleased that our research and development work has resulted in a line of products that meets the developing needs of this industry,” says Peijnenburg.

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