Firmenich acquires Evonik’s flavor extraction technology unit in Germany

SWITZERLAND – Firmenich, a global fragrance and flavor company, has acquired the CO2 extraction business from Evonik Industries located in Trostberg, Germany, to expand its ingredients production capabilities. This acquisition significantly expands Firmenich’s capabilities in super critical fluid extraction (SFE), complementing its Naturals Centre of Excellence in Grasse, France. Besides being the method of choice for applications designed to extract flavors and aromas, CO2-SFE is also gaining momentum in the high-growth sector of plant substances (nutraceuticals, botanicals, food supplements). With more than 30 years of experience in botanical raw material…

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Evonik introduces new solution to enhance food safety in poultry sector

THAILAND – Leading chemical specialty company, Evonik has introduced a new solution that enables poultry producers to make smarter decisions to ensure animal well-being and food safety. The service product, ScreenFloX®, is a platform comprising a broad range of tests designed to help veterinarians, livestock production managers and farmers better manage their flocks and production by monitoring the microbial status of entire flocks. Evonik claims that ScreenFlox® is the only environmental screening system that non-invasively quantifies the levels of certain pathogens, including Clostridium perfringens, from an entire flock with a…

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Evonik and Perdue Agribusiness forms GutCare probiotic partnership

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…

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DSM, Evonik announce joint venture for omega-3s production

NETHERLANDS – Leading Dutch and German ingredients solutions companies DSM and Evonik have established a new company to manufacture omega-3 solutions for the animal feed industry. Dubbed Veramaris V.O.F., the new company will manufacture eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids from natural marine algae for animal nutrition. The 50/50 joint venture will be headquartered at the DSM Biotech Campus in Delft, Netherlands. According to the companies, Veramaris’s breakthrough innovation – algal oil – will, for the first time, enable the production of the essential omega-3 fatty…

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