Press release
May 13, 2009

Evonik Opens its First Feed Additive Analytical Lab in China

On May 13th, the Evonik’s feed additives business announces the inauguration of its analytical lab for amino acid analysis in Bejing, China.

To strengthen or to support the increasing analytical demand of our customers in the region we have invested into the latest technology for amino acid analysis and a skilled team at our new lab in Beijing. "The newly established lab will ensure best quality service and shorter turnaround time for our customers" Julio Vrbanic, Regional Business Director Asia North, said. In combination with our highly qualified sales team we can ensure that our customers are able to turn the analytical power into profitable business. We are therefore very proud that we can offer this improved service to our customers here in the region.

A correct evaluation of value of raw materials needs precise information on nutrient content, i.e. the value is not only depending on price but also nutrient content and variation is important to consider. Besides energy protein is the most important nutrient and therefore very important in evaluation of the raw materials. When protein is evaluated it is not enough just to measure crude protein but rather the content of digestible essential amino acids likes lysine, methionine, threonine and tryptophan should be considered.

AminoLab® is the most reliable analytical service for amino acid analysis in raw materials and compound feeds from the largest amino acid laboratory in the world. AminoLab® analytics is a powerful tool for raw material evaluation and selection and thus helps purchasers to make the right decisions. Supporting accurate least cost feed formulation and quality control in feed and livestock productions are on the list of advantages for nutritionists, quality controllers and livestock production managers using AminoLab® results. The amino acid variability in key ingredients can be reduced and thus the targets for amino acid contents in complete feeds need lower safety margins.

AminoNIR® Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) has been used for feedstuff analysis for many years. Evonik’s AminoNIR® has developed specific calibrations for the prediction of crude protein and essential amino acids for all major feed ingredients. The sample basis comprises a large and diverse set of samples of global origin. The advantages of AminoNIR® are easy sample preparation, speed and low operating costs. AminoNIR® is simple to operate and no chemicals have to be used for the procedure. AminoNIR® offers the opportunity to do extensive raw material screening programs at moderate cost.

Evonik Industries is the only company in the world to produce and market all four important amino acids for the advanced animal nutrition: DL-Methionine, Biolys (L-Lysine), L-Threonine and L-Tryptophan. The company delivers its innovative services and amino acids in over 100 countries of the world, and contributes to customers’ profitability while enabling healthy and environmentally friendly animal nutrition.

Company Information

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany which operates in three business areas: Chemicals, Energy and Real Estate. Evonik is a global leader in specialty chemicals, an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our strengths are creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and reliability. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2008 about 41,000 employees generated sales of about €15.9 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.2 billion.

Evonik Industries has been producing specialty chemical products in China since the early 1990’s, with wide-ranging trading relations already in


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