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on February 22, 2017

Palital doubles production capacity of butyrates

The increase has helped the company meet increasing demand for its animal feed additives products

Palital feed additives, manufacturer of additives for animal feed, doubled its production capacity of butyrates in January this year, to meet increasing demand for its products. The butyrate, sold under the brand name Intest-Plus, is one of the main products from the Palital range. Henry van den Bighelaar, Managing Director, explains: "The demand for butyrate is growing strongly, partly due to the rising demand for butyrate, but also because more and more people from the animal feed industry are finding their way to Palital.”

The demand for butyrate as a feed additive is increasing worldwide, as there is growing opposition to the use of antibiotics in the production of animals for meat and milk. Livestock must be "clean." It is not only governments that are increasingly wanting to limit the use of antibiotics,the consumer also wants a clean, reliable and safe piece of meat on the plate: meat that is antibiotics free.

The demand for Intest-Plus butyrate concepts is growing enormously. This is partly due to the change in mindset when it comes to antibiotic use, but also because Palital is an ambassador of "Clean Growth." Palital creates growth, without antibiotics, using products with a clean label.

Palital aims to expand and excel in the industry and that has not gone unnoticed. The company produces all the butyrate itself in Velddriel, The Netherlands. Additionally, Palital is a flexible partner that offers a unique and patented production technology. Palital closely cooperates with the customer and its partners worldwide, supplying both standard products or custom made formulations.

As a result of the rising demand for Intest-Plus, Palital has made modifications to the manufacturing site, doubling the production capacity compared to last year. "We are definitely on the right track and we are pleased that our product is appreciated in the market, but we are not there yet. Our ambition is larger. We want to continue to grow and continue to improve, because inaction is not an option”, said van den Bighelaar.

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