Aliphos, the feed ingredients division of the Belgian group Ecophos, has recently started up its Dical+ factory in Dunkirk, France. This factory produces dihydrated crystalline dicalcium phosphate, based on the innovative Ecophos technology.
This product, commercialized under the brand name Aliphos® Dical+ has the highest digestibility of any dicalcium phosphate one can find in the market, thanks to the high purity of the product (heavy metal Cd level below 1 ppm) and the crystalline form.
Digestibility trials on broilers, according to the WPSA protocol, have been conducted at the University of Wageningen. These trials show a phosphorus digestibility of 82%. This product is now available for European and export markets.
Aliphos has today a production capacity of 620,000 T in Europe with three factories in the Netherlands, Bulgaria and France. It has the broadest portfolio of inorganic feed phosphates, with besides DCP and MCP also MDCP, magnesium phosphate and mono-ammonium phosphates. Mono-ammonium phosphate is sold under the brand name Windmill® Aquaphos and is the preferred inorganic feed phosphate for aquafeed thanks to its high concentration (26% P) and high digestibility (>90%) in all kind of aquatic species (salmon, trout, tilapia, carp, shrimp, …).
Aliphos is further expanding its activities and two new factories of Dical+ are under construction: one in Egypt and one in India. This will bring by 2020 the total capacity at 1 million tons of feed phosphates.
The factory in Egypt will be built in Sadat City in two phases. The first phase with a capacity of 60,000 T and which will start up end of 2018, will be built by Evergrow and the Dical+ will be commercialized by Aliphos. The second phase with a capacity of 110,000 T and foreseen for 2020 will be a joint-venture Evergrow/Ecophos.
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