Innovations and Technologies at Kemin
Kemin uses science to unlock discoveries and create ingredient solutions that maintain and improve the quality of life globally.
For the past half century, our commitment to innovation and technologies has established Kemin as an expert in the nutritional ingredients industry. We invest in our laboratories, manufacturing facilities and personnel to ensure we meet the changing needs of customers and consumers worldwide.
As a biotechnology company committed to innovation, we center our efforts around specialized core technologies, including:
- Plant science
- Acid neutralization
- Chemical blending
- Industrial fermentation
By focusing our research efforts and product innovation pipelines around these core technologies, we can offer a wide variety of cutting-edge, high-quality and efficacious ingredient solutions to the markets we serve.
Our Plant Science Technologies
For decades, the Kemin Specialty Crop Improvement (SCI) plant science program has harnessed sunlight, soil, carbon dioxide and water to manufacture molecules in lines of scientifically advanced oregano, rosemary, spearmint, potato and marigold. The specific molecules extracted from our botanicals displace those made with synthetic chemical reactions.
Our scientifically advanced plants are developed through a painstaking process of bio-prospecting, conventional breeding methods, analytical screening and propagating. Once a clonal line has been established, Kemin partners with expert growers to agronomically and sustainably grow the proprietary plants.
Our Extraction Technologies
To gently retrieve molecules from plant sources, we have developed proprietary water and solvent-based extraction processes. This technology allows us to extract specific molecules while retaining their active properties for improved product efficacy.
Our Acid Neutralization Technologies
We use acid neutralization to buffer organic acids and trace minerals for animal feed and food products. This technology allows us to help make feed and food safer by curbing mold growth of microbial contamination and create products that are less corrosive for equipment, less hazardous to transport and safer for workers to handle.
Our Chemical Blending Technologies
At Kemin, chemical blending is more than mixing ingredients to create simple compounds. We study chemicals and ingredients and synergistically blend them to create advanced antioxidants, enzymes and antimicrobials. These cutting-edge ingredient blends offer benefits for animal feed, pet food and food industries.
Our Encapsulation Technologies
As a company committed to innovation, we are at the forefront of advancing encapsulation technologies to enhance product handling, improve palatability and provide targeted release of active ingredients. The encapsulation technologies we offer include spray freezing, pan coating, coacervation and fluid bed encapsulation. We use encapsulation technologies to manufacture products for animal feed, pet food and personal care industries.
Our Industrial Fermentation Technologies
As a biotechnology company, we are experts in using microbial fermentation to engineer micro-organisms with benefits across the industries we serve. Using live cultures and highly controlled fermentation conditions we can create probiotics, enzymes, antimicrobials and metabolite solutions.
The Kemin Vision
Improving health, feeding a growing population, protecting our resources, and being a resource for others in need . . . these comprise our purpose. They’re our passion. They’re what move us forward and drive us constantly to do more. They’re about touching lives and improving life.
And as we see our world continue to change and grow, we continue to change, to foster new ways of thinking, to redefine our focus, and to expand our reach.
These are our stories: stories of partnership, innovation, growth, new discovery, and, most importantly, of lives changed.
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