Press release
Animal Nutrition
May 27, 2020

Evonik becomes exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa

  • Announcement comes following R&D collaboration with manufacturer, Perstorp
  • Butyric acid product complements Evonik’s gut health portfolio
  • Companies hosting webinar on gut health performance to help support product use

Johannesburg, South Africa. Evonik has agreed with Swedish manufacturer, Perstorp, that it will be the exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa.

ProPhorce™ SR 130 is a butyric acid product that is a safe, easy to handle and cost-efficient solution for in-feed application in livestock management. Butyric acid is a key ingredient for optimal digestion as it favours gut wall integrity which is important for performance.

The product complements the mode of action of Evonik’s probiotics and shows beneficial effects that can bring added value to customers when the products are used together.

“The partnership between Evonik and Perstorp started with the announcement of our R&D collaboration last year. This additional distribution agreement is part of our ongoing endeavours to offer our customers holistic solutions for gut health issues in animal nutrition,” said Cuthbert Mamabolo, Regional Business Director for Evonik Animal Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa.

“We are seeing a growing demand in the southern African markets for alternatives to antibiotic growth promoters which increase human resistance to antibiotic medication. Evonik, especially with this new collaboration, offers a great range of solutions that promote healthy animal growth without the use of antibiotics,” Mamabolo added.

The activities of butyric acid are well researched and go beyond simple manipulation of gut pH. Butyric acid has been shown to improve pathogen control, provide energy for cells lining the gut wall, enhance secretion of enzymes and improve intestinal cell
proliferation, differentiation, and maturation.


All of these attributes mean that ProPhorce™ SR 130 has great potential to assist animal producers in reducing the impact of enteric challenges; in maximizing utilization of the nutrients
provided in feeds; and both improving animal welfare and reducing environmental impact.

As part of the holistic approach, the two companies are hosting a webinar on 2 June (2 pm CET) called ‘Driving your gut health performance to the limit’ which will help users maximize livestock production.

The speakers will be Martin Smith, Technical Service Director Evonik and Sadir Burak Sarpel Ruperez, Technical Sales Manager Perstorp and registration is through email:
michele.traumueller@evonik.com

Company information Evonik

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, day by day.

About 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 8,100 employees, and generated sales of around €4.58 billion in 2019.

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 2019 amounted to 11.6 billion SEK.

About Perstorp Animal Nutrition

Perstorp has been involved with developing a range of highly effective additives for the agricultural industry for nearly 60 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.

Learn more at www.perstorp.com

Disclaimer

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