Press release
Animal Nutrition
July 17, 2019

Evonik and Perstorp sign research agreement to develop new animal nutrition products

  • Evonik and Perstorp sign joint research agreement
  • Both parties are investigating further commercial partnerships

Evonik and Perstorp have signed a research agreement for the development of new animal nutrition products and are furthermore investigating future options for commercial partnerships.
This joint approach combines Evonik’s access to the unique gut health simulation system and probiotics portfolio with Perstorp’s innovative ester technology platform for efficient and safe acid application. In that way combining advanced science and practical experience from both well-established companies will deliver breakthrough innovation supporting the requirements for tomorrow’s animal farming. Specifically, the products to be developed will be aimed at improving the gut health of the animals and at the same time keep the performance compared to antibiotic growth promoters.

Roger Mann, Executive Vice President Animal Nutrition, Perstorp, said: “As a leading specialty chemicals innovator, we help prevent antibiotic resistance from becoming an even bigger problem by offering alternative, more sustainable solutions for sound and profitable animal production.

“We’re excited by the opportunity this partnership with Evonik brings to build on the expertise of both companies to tackle this global challenge.”
Dr. Christoph Kobler, Head of Product Line Sustainable Healthy Nutrition at Evonik, added: “Both companies believe that the challenges of antimicrobial resistance in animal production can only be tackled with a holistic approach, using new and innovative solutions instead of the preventive use of antibiotics. This approach will help to ensure that sustainable livestock production remains possible without resorting to that intervention.”

Company Information Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise with more than 32,000 employees generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion from continuing operations.

About Evonik Nutrition & Care

The Nutrition & Care segment is led by Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH and contributes to fulfilling basic human needs. That includes applications for everyday consumer goods as well as animal nutrition and health care. This segment employed about 8,200 employees, and generated sales of around €4.6 billion in 2018.

Company information Perstorp

Perstorp believes in improving everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world. As a world leading specialty chemicals company, our innovations provide essential properties for products used every day and everywhere. You’ll find us all the way from your car and mobile phone to towering wind turbines and the local dairy farm. Simply put, we work to make good products even better, with a clear sustainability agenda.

Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on more than 135 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,350 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2018 amounted to 14.9 billion.

About Perstorp Animal Nutrition

Perstorp has been involved with developing a range of highly effective additives for the agricultural industry for over fifty years. As a producer of key raw materials such as propionic, formic, butyric and valeric acid, we focus our efforts on organic acid based solutions for gut health and preservation and take pride in being the first to provide you with the next generation of acid based products. Perstorp Animal Nutrition consists of a dedicated team of agricultural specialists within Perstorp that are committed to delivering optimal solutions and service.

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