Press release
Animal Nutrition
November 21, 2014

Evonik publishes new customer magazine on feed mill topics

With its new customer magazine, Evonik Industries is intensifying the dialog with the animal feed sector on topics relating to the handling of amino acids in the feed mill production process. "In addition to the feed ingredients and the formulation concepts, the processes in the feed mill are key to determining the quality and the costs of the animal feed," says Detlef Bunzel, head of Supply Chain and Handling Solutions in the Animal Nutrition Business Line at Evonik. The magazine called AMINOTec® is intended to establish a bridge between the scientific world of animal nutrition and the production sector and also highlight optimization potential.

The first edition looks, for example, at the handling and correct dosing of amino acids in the feed mill. More than 500 animal feed manufacturers worldwide use Evonik's AMINOSys® dosing system. The technical basis of the system and its newest developments are explained in AMINOTec®.

The magazine also looks at the core processes of animal feed production: mixing and pelleting. How does mix quality affect the animal performance? Which production factors influence pellet quality and, as a result, the cost of animal production? How can the fill level of silos for amino acids and other dry bulk ingredients be measured in the feed mill? These practical issues are the subject of discussion in the first edition of AMINOTec®.

The magazine is available in six languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, and Chinese) and is to be published two or three times each year. For your copy, please send an e-mail to

Evonik is the only company in the world to manufacture and sell all four essential amino acids for modern animal nutrition: MetAMINO® (DL-methionine), Biolys® (L-lysine), ThreAMINO® (L-threonine) and TrypAMINO® (L-tryptophan). The company offers innovative services and products in more than 100 countries. In this way, Evonik plays an important role in the profitability of its customers and, at the same time, contributes to healthy, environmentally friendly, and sustainable animal nutrition.

Company information

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders
in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms.

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2013 more than 33,500 employees generated sales of around €12.7 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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