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Innovations and Technologies

Built on exacting science and powered by human imagination, our spirit of innovation drives us to transform lives around the world with our products and services. Since our humble beginnings in 1961, our commitment to innovation and technology has established Kemin as an industry leader in solutions for the health and safety of people, pets, production animals and the planet. 

Committed to using science to unlock discoveries and create problem-solving products, we center our innovations around six specialized technologies, including:

  • Chemical blending

  • Organometallic synthesis

  • Industrial fermentation

  • Encapsulation

  • Plant science

  • Extraction 

By focusing our research efforts and product innovation pipelines on these core technologies, we offer a wide variety of cutting-edge, high-quality and efficacious ingredient solutions. We have a team of experts and continually invest in our laboratories and manufacturing facilities to ensure we continue to meet the changing needs of customers and consumers worldwide.  

Behind the Science

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 that offer benefits for animal feed, pet food and food manufacturing.

Organometallic Synthesis

Organometallic synthesis technology helps make animal feed and human food safe by curbing mold growth from microbial contamination. This process also helps us create products that are less corrosive for equipment, less hazardous to transport and safer for workers to handle. 

Fermentation

As experts in biotechnology, we harness the power of microbial fermentation to engineer microorganisms to benefit the industries we serve. Using live cultures and highly controlled fermentation conditions, Kemin can create probiotics, enzymes, antimicrobials and metabolite solutions to enhance our customers’ products and provide additional nutritional benefits.

Encapsulation

Kemin uses encapsulation to enhance product handling, improve palatability and provide targeted release of active ingredients in animal feed and pet food. Using technologies like spray freezing, pan coating, coacervation and fluid-bed encapsulation, Kemin is at the forefront of advancing encapsulation innovations. 

Learn more about our proprietary GEM and MicroPEARLS® technologies:

Plant Science

Serving as the foundation for many Kemin ingredients and products, the following six botanicals are the targets of our specialty crop improvement (SCI) program: oregano, rosemary, spearmint, potato and marigold. Our scientists use conventional and marker-assisted breeding to develop proprietary lines and hybrids of these plants that produce increased quantities of their beneficial molecules. These molecules help protect our health, preserve our food and keep our pets well nourished. We continue to discover new plant-derived molecules to help drive product innovation. 

Learn More about our Specialty Crop Improvement (SCI) Program

 

Extraction

To gently retrieve molecules from plant sources, Kemin has developed proprietary water-and-solvent-based extraction processes, which allow us to extract specific molecules while retaining their active properties for improved product efficacy.

These quality certifications and processes formalize our commitment to meeting the highest quality and safety standards worldwide. Our improved and consistent manufacturing standards also allow Kemin to minimize waste and improve both our and our customers’ return on investment.

 

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