Pellet Binders

Lignosulfonate pellet binders

The experts of LignoStar have extensive and specialized experience in pelleting processes. For compound feed production LignoStar has developed a specialized lignosulfonate product line: StarBond. StarBond lignosulfonate products have natural adhesive properties and added nutritional value. These characteristics make it a very attractive pellet binder for this sector.

GMP+ certificate

StarBond lignosulfonate pellet binders do not only make pellets more durable, but they also increase the efficiency of the pellet mill. To form pellets, feed is extruded through a metal die. When StarBond is mixed with the feed, it produces a lubricating film over the metal surface. As a result, less power is required and the extrusion rate is increased. This saves energy and reduces man-hours per ton of feed, adding to the sustainability in the production process. StarBond lignosulfonates are available with or without a GMP+ certificate.

Starbond is a lignin-based pellet binder. Experience and practical trials have shown that Starbond consistently out-performs other binder types by the combined effect in improving pellet quality and pelleting efficiency. A lignin-based product like Starbond was the first pellet binder to be introduced in Europe, and it has been widely used in all types of feeds since the early 1960s.

Advantages of StarBond Lignosulfonates:

Starbond lignosulfonate pellet binders increase:

• Pellet quality
• Press capacity
• Pelleting efficiency
• Die life
• Ability to add steam and fat

Starbond lignosulfonate pellet binders decrease:

• Production costs
• Fines returns
• Power consumption
• Roller slip
• Die blockages
• Feed rejections

Please contact your LignoStar sales representative for further information and support at or + 31 70 4161 714.

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