Borregaard LignoTech has launched a new pelleting aid for the aqua feed sector in Asia.
The product* is a combined processing aid and pellet binder and has been developed and optimised to assure both optimum water stability and stable operating conditions. When added to the shrimp feed formulation the product will lower the energy consumption, which enables the shrimp feed producer to reach the desired conditioning temperature and increase the production rate.
Trials showed that, at the inclusion level of 0.5%, the product provides good water stability and also reduces energy consumption during production by 15% vs the control.
For the shrimp feed producer it means that he/she can reach the desired conditioning temperature without destroying key nutrients and equipment, lower the energy consumption or higher production rate, have stable operating conditions, optimum water stability, reduced use of PMC/synthetic binders and lower cost in use than PMC/Synthetic binders.
The product will be officially launched in India during May. Borregaard has appointed ABT Corporation as their licence producer and distributor for the Indian market. Intact Aqua will be launched in phases in other South Asian and South East Asian countries during the coming months.