Press release: Borregaard targets shrimp market with new product

Borregaard LignoTech has developed a new and sustainable product for the shrimp industry: SoftAcid Aqua Deca.

SoftAcid Aqua Deca has a unique bactericidal and bacteriostatic effect on vibrio bacteria, and can be used both in the water treatment applications (shrimp nursery, algae growth management, cleaning etc.) and for shrimp feed preservation. When added to the feed, the product will reduce microbial contamination and inhibit communication between the surviving bacteria.

Tom Stylo - Business Director Feed Additives

Tom Stylo, Business Director Feed Additives at Borregaard: ‘In many countries, shrimp aquaculture production is depressed by disease, particularly caused by vibrio bacteria. SoftAcid Aqua Deca can be an efficient, sustainable and unique solution to this problem. Not only does the product inhibit bacterial growth and biofilm formation – it can also be used in all phases of the shrimp production, from algae to the growing phase. ’

SoftAcid Aqua Deca will be officially launched worldwide in December 2019.

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Borregaard LignoTech is the world's leading supplier of pellet binders and die lubricants to the animal feed industry. Our products can improve pellet quality, reduce energy consumption, increase production rate and improve overall feedmill profitability. Borregaard Lignotech is also a major player in the acidifier market with its SoftAcid range of products, known to be as efficient as pure organic acids, but less corrosive, safer to use and easier to handle. By using natural, sustainable raw materials, Borregaard produces advanced and environmentally friendly biochemicals and biomaterials that replace oil-based products. The Borregaard Group has 1080 employees in 16 countries.