USA – German specialty chemicals company, Evonik Industries has partnered with Purdue AgriBusiness to market its probiotic GutCare product in the US.

The companies will jointly initiate commercialization of the product, while promoting technical cooperation in their operations in the market.

GutCare is a direct fed microbial, supporting a more balanced intestinal microbial population in the gut of poultry species and other monogastric animals.

Suitable in poultry and swine feed, the product is compatible with most commonly used commercial coccidiostats, antibiotic growth promoters and organic acids.

Perdue AgriBusiness sources, merchandises and processes agricultural commodities and also provides farm inputs, including seeds and fertilizers and services.

It also offers a diverse portfolio of products, including grains, oilseeds, soybean meal, blended feed ingredients and top-quality seed oils for food and other uses.

“Our goal is to help customers prosper with flexible, forward-thinking solutions for agriculture-based products,” said George Betton, vice-president, Perdue AgriBusiness.

“We are excited to be working with Evonik to provide the best solutions for our customers.”

Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals and operates a Nutrition & Care segment which focuses on consumer goods as well as animal nutrition and health care.

This segment had about 8,200 employees and generated sales of around 4.6 billion euros (US$5.2 billion) in 2018.

“This cooperative relationship will allow us to leverage the expertise of both companies to bring higher value offerings to our customers,” said Ken O’Halloran, vice-president of North America, Evonik.

With an eye on the Asian market, the firm invested over US$567 million (€500 million) in a second plant in Singapore to produce a key additive in animal feed.

The methionine plant creates over 100 jobs in Singapore and reflects the firm’s commitment to serving Asia’s meat industry.