Innovations and Technologies at Kemin Industries

Kemin uses science to unlock discoveries and create ingredient solutions that maintain and improve the quality of life worldwide.

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 six specialized technologies, including:

  • Acid neutralization
  • Chemical blending
  • Encapsulation
  • Extraction
  • Industrial fermentation
  • Plant science

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.

Acid Neutralization

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.  

Chemical Blending

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.

Encapsulation Kemin 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.

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.

Industrial Fermentation

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.

Plant Science

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.

We develop our scientifically advanced plants 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.

Molecules harvested from our lines of scientifically advanced plants can be formulated into ingredients that provide benefits across global animal feed, pet food, food, dietary supplement, personal care and commercial horticulture markets.

Click here to learn more about our SCI program.