Novus Secures Key Intermediate Plant for ALIMET® Production
For Immediate Release
St. Louis, MO-November 3, 2015-Novus International, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the Methylmercaptopropanal (MMP) plant from Union Carbide Corporation, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. MMP is a key intermediate in the manufacture of ALIMET® feed supplement. ALIMET® feed supplement provides a methionine source for livestock in the form of HMTBa. Methionine is an essential amino acid for poultry, swine, cattle and aquaculture diets and ALIMET® demonstrates proven performance in these applications.
This acquisition follows Novus’s previous ALIMET® expansion announcement in the U.S. Gulf Coast region reinforcing commitment to its customer base. “Acquiring the MMP unit, which is based on Novus proprietary technology, supports our long term strategy in the methionine market,” stated Jeff Klopfenstein, Methionine Business Unit President. “Novus now owns 100 percent of the MMP plants supporting ALIMET® production.”
About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in over 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International’s products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements (www.stratumnutrition.com).
Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information, visit www.novusint.com. ©2015 Novus International, Inc. All rights reserved.