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Technical Products & Feed is an excellent example of the role that vegetable oils play with respect to the environment and health. Candles are one example – made from renew- DEOHIDWW\DFLGVUDWKHUWKDQSDUDI¿QWKHLUFDUERQGLRLGH HPLVVLRQVDUHVLJQL¿FDQWO\ORZHU:LWKLQIDUPLQJGDLU\FDWWOH FDQEHQH¿WIURPYHJHWDEOHEDVHGIHHGWKDWKDVHFHOOHQW nutritional properties. Tefac – industrial applications Fatty acids and glycerine are produced by splitting the fat PROHFXOHDQGUH¿QLQJWKHRXWFRPHLQWRKLJKSXULW\SURGXFWV Using by-products from speciality oils manufacturing and other sources of raw materials, AAK’s Tefac business creates value-adding solutions for the customer. Fatty acids are basic oleochemicals which are used as raw materials for production of a wide range of products such as detergents, surfactants, paper chemicals, lubricants, and plastic and rubber additives. They are also used directly in tyre manufacturing and candle production. In candle making fatty acids provide a natural, sustainable alternative WRSDUDI¿Q7KH$$.SURGXFWVPD\EHIRXQGLQHFRODEHOOHG candles made from 100 percent stearin. Glycerine is used in a diversity of products, for example anti-freeze agents, tobacco products and surface coatings. Over the last years the glycerine market has undergone a radical change due to the growth of the biodiesel industry, which also generates glycerine as a by-product. Vastly increased supply has caused prices to fall. However, low prices have resulted in new applications for glycerine. Feed AAK’s feed business manufactures and markets vegetable oils & fats and protein for animal feed. Protein is sold under our ExPro® brand. The patented ExPro® process is used to modify the rapeseed protein structure in a way which makes LWE\SDVVWKHFRZV¶UXPHQ¿UVWVWRPDFK%\SDVVLQJWKH rumen increases the uptake of amino acids which leads to increased milk yield and protein content in the milk. The ExPro® process also kills off harmful bacteria that may be present in the protein meal. AkoFeed® is our brand for vegetable oils & fats used for feeding of farm animals. Fats are mainly added to farm animal diets to increase energy concentration and growth, but can also be used to increase milk yield and fat content in the milk. Products from AAK’s feed business all aim to improve cost HI¿FLHQF\IRUIDUPHUVDQGIRURXUFXVWRPHUVLQWKHFRPSRXQG feed industry. 19


AAK Annual Report 2016
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