Improve Pellet Quality

Nutritional requirements of modern animal breeds are very high. This, together with economic pressures result in the use of raw materials, may often negatively influence the pellet quality of feed. Low-quality pellets generate fines which are then recirculated through the pelleting process. This results in reduced production throughput, nutrient reduction due to heat damage and an increase in production cost due to energy inefficiency.  Low pellet quality also affects feed intake by animals on farm, which could result in production losses.

During the pelleting process, feed ingredients, in the presence of moisture, react with starch and proteins to form complexes which have adhesive properties. KEMBIND™ Maxi Dry is a good solution to improve pellet quality when fines and pellet durability are sub-standard. The guar gum in KEMBIND Maxi Dry is a carbohydrate with a high molecular weight from the guar plant seed. Guar gum hydrates rapidly in the presence of water or steam and cross-links with KEMBIND’s calcium sulphate to form a gel. This viscous gel binds the feed ingredients and assists in lubricating the pellet mill die to make a high-quality pellet and enhance pelleting efficiency. 

KEMBIND Benefits

  • Effective at a low inclusion rate
  • Improves pellet quality of high fat feeds
  • Improves pellet quality of high fibre feeds
  • Lower abrasion
  • Improves the longevity of the pellet die
  • Easy mixing
  • Easy to handle
  • Less waste due to fewer dust/fines losses

Pellet Quality Parameters

  • Durability – Ability of the pellet to withstand transport and handling without breaking. Measured by subjecting the feed to a Standardized Durability Test and calculating the Pellet Durability Index (PDI) which is the percentage of the mass of the pellets remaining intact with respect to the total mass of pellets.
  • Uniform Size – The variability in length and diameter of the pellets influences the durability and consumption by the target animals.
  • Percentage of Fines – The portion of fines in a sample of finished pelleted feed expressed as a percentage of the initial sample weight after sifting. A low percentage of fines contributes to less wastage and prevention of lowered feed efficiencies.
  • Hardness – Ability of the pellet to withstand pressure without breaking. Should be sufficient to withstand storage and transportation.

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