October 06, 2014

06/10/2014: New online Feed Pellet Quality Factor (FPQF) calculator launched

A Feed Pellet Quality Factor (FPQF) calculator, a tool that will enable feed producers to calculate and save the FPQF of their various feed formulations, has been launched by Borregaard LignoTech.
A calculation example for a duck feed formulation

It is well known that various raw materials have a different effect both on pellet quality and throughput. Therefore, changes in formulations might dictate adjustments in operating conditions, like steam pressure, meal temperature, energy input, inclusion of pellet binders etc.  


In order to anticipate problems due to the use of certain raw materials, Borregaard LignoTech developed a model called the Feed Pellet Quality Factor (FPQF) more than 20 years ago, says Stefan Omvik, Marketing Manager – Feed Additives at Borregaard LignoTech. 

Calculation of the FPQF indicates how well a feed formulation will pellet. The level of acceptability is the feed producer’s own decision and will depend on market area, production constraints, feed type, availability of raw materials etc.

"Borregaard LignoTech sees 4.7 as a 'reference' FPQF-value. A FPQF below 4.7 usually means pellet quality problems, unless a higher than normal amount of electrical energy is used. A FPQF above 4.7 indicates that there is room to lift/increase production capacity."

Borregaard LignoTech is now launching an online FPQF calculator, which feed producers can use to calculate and save the FPQF of their various feeds, he adds.

"Registration is free – and a personalized login makes it possible to calculate the FPQF for an unlimited number of formulations and view or edit these whenever you want to."

Borregaard LignoTech is the World's leading supplier of pelleting aids to the animal feed industry. Our products can improve pellet quality, reduce energy consumption, increase production rate and improve overall feed mill profitability.

Read more HERE.

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