Histidine, the next limiting essential amino acid in broiler chickens’ diets?

The challenge of sustainability in animal production Today, our agricultural and livestock production systems are under great pressure due to global warming and climate change. The livestock industry faces the great challenge we have called sustainability and, together with the challenge of improving animal welfare, we have a great responsibility to reduce its impact on…

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How to choose paint pigments?

When manufacturing a paint, it is very important to know how to choose all its components so that it retains its properties when used in the application for which it has been designed. One of these properties, perhaps one of the most important, is undoubtedly the colour. The components that determine the colour of a…

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Acrylic Dispersing Agents

Sodium tripolyphosphate is the most widely used dispersing agent during the 20th century. It is very effective, and has been one of the main adjuvants in the manufacture of detergents. In addition to being a dispersing agent, it is a water hardness sequestrant, an emulsifier and a stabiliser. However, the massive use of phosphates has…

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Low-foaming surfactants

Surfactants Surfactants are organic molecules that modify the surface forces, i.e., the attraction between molecules of a liquid on its surface. They are used in detergents as they help to dissolve or emulsify water-insoluble substances. Surfactants have emulsifying, wetting, detergent and foaming properties. The classification of surfactants is based on the charge they possess when…

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