When do we use Water Soluble Premix?
Water soluble premixes are used in many species. They include milk replacers for calves and piglets, stress and electrolyte packs that can be provided via water lines in poultry and swine barns and more. These formulations utilize spray-dried, crystalline or fine powder product forms for solubility and dispersibility. Carriers typically include whey, cerelose or salts depending on the application.
What is a Dispersible Liquid Concentrate (DLC)?
Primarily used in ruminant feeds, DLCs are colloidal dispersions of fat-soluble vitamins that have been mixed with food grade emulsifiers and solvents:
To create a product that is:
The use of DLC's have a number of advantages over oil-based vitamin premixes including:
What about oil blends?
Vitamin oil blends consist of fat-soluble vitamins on a carrier of food grade soybean oil. Unlike DLC's, oil blends are not water dispersible and more ideally suitable to a spray coating application on extruded products. Additionally, in cold weather climates, oil blend will crystallize or become gel like and will require heating prior to use.
Do you have an idea for a unique application for premixes? Talk to your Account Manager on how DSM can help in the development of a premix for your unique application in our Premix Quality lab!
15 August 2022
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