Animal Nutrition

Kemin buys leading US antimicrobial technology player

The acquisition adds several new technologies to the existing Kemin portfolio including: 

  • OXINE and PRO-OXINE: Broad-spectrum antimicrobial solutions for processing, equipment, water and animal health applications.
  • KEEPER and KEEPER PROFESSIONAL: Antimicrobial agents used to eliminate pathogens, extend shelf-life, and improve the quality of red meat, seafood, poultry and post-harvest fruit and vegetable products.
  • PURITE: A preservative formulated for use in prescription and over-the-counter eye care products.

Due to the nature of the purchase agreement and various legal obligations, Kemin said it is not in a position to disclose financial information about the deal at this time.

Feed quality and safety 

Tom Verleyen, global platform director, liquiSMART and nutrition, Kemin animal nutrition and health division, explained the rationale behind the US company’s decision to buy Bio-Cide:

“In recent years, Kemin has aligned our portfolio of products into key categories, including intestinal health and liquid solutions that deliver feed quality and safety, among others. Each of these categories addresses very specific needs of our customer base and are target areas to drive long-term company growth over the next 10-15 years. We are growing these categories through both in-house R&D and acquisitions of proven and promising technologies. In this case, the acquisition of Bio-Cide International helps to expand our liquid antimicrobial solution offerings.”