17 July 2019 – Evonik and Perstorp have announced the signature of a research agreement to develop new animal nutrition products and are also investigating future options for commercial partnerships.

The research partnership will combine Evonik’s focus on gut health and probiotics portfolio with Perstorp’s ester technology platform. The products to be jointly developed will be aimed at improving the gut health of the animals.

Roger Mann, Executive Vice President Animal Nutrition, Perstorp, said: “As a leading specialty chemicals innovator, we help prevent antibiotic resistance from becoming an even bigger problem by offering alternative, more sustainable solutions for sound and profitable animal production. We’re excited by the opportunity this partnership with Evonik brings to build on the expertise of both companies to tackle this global challenge.”

Dr. Christoph Kobler, Head of Product Line Sustainable Healthy Nutrition at Evonik, added: “Both companies believe that the challenges of antimicrobial resistance in animal production can only be tackled with a holistic approach, using new and innovative solutions instead of the preventive use of antibiotics. This approach will help to ensure that sustainable livestock production remains possible without resorting to that intervention.”