Micronutrients Opens New IntelliBond® Zinc And Manganese Plant

Micronutrients, based in Indianapolis, has initiated production of its new zinc and manganese animal nutrition products, IntelliBond Z & IntelliBond M, at its newly constructed plant. The new plant, rated at 15,000 tons of annual production, will support significant growth of IntelliBond Z and IntelliBond M for distribution within the global animal nutrition market.

Micronutrients built its new plant adjacent to its original manufacturing facility that was recently expanded to handle increased demand for Tri Basic Copper Chloride (IntelliBond C).

IntelliBond C was successfully developed in the mid 1990’s as a new and improved category of trace minerals (hydroxy trace minerals) for use in livestock, companion animal and aqua nutrition. Since its introduction IntelliBond C has achieved significant market penetration in the North American poultry and swine markets. The current expansion in manufacturing capacity will support increased growth in these two important sectors along with increased presence within the dairy and beef market sectors. 

Micronutrients employed several unique technologies in the new plant’s design to produce products based on a particle size of approximately 200 microns while maintaining very high purity levels. The new crystalline, free flowing products contain essentially no dust, significantly reducing carry over issues, while enhancing mixability and essential nutrient stability in premixes and feeds. Micronutrients is excited to move forward with its new facility, thereby providing the feed industry with innovative solutions to both improve the handling and cost effective use of trace minerals in livestock, companion animals and aquaculture.