Patented Technology

How it works

SmartMoisture is a novel patented technology that contains a combination of propionic acid esterified to glycerol, buffered organic acids, and surfactants.

Glycerol, when esterified to propionic acid, helps to reduce water activity which create an environment that will inhibit microbial growth. It is well known for its hydrophilic properties and can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. It works like a magnet, drawing water that was sprayed into the mixer into the feed particles as bound moisture helping SmartMoisture support up to 3% moisture addition.

SmartMoisture also confers the emulsifying and humectant properties of glycerol. Our patented glycerol ester technology, further improves surface tension reduction which allows for greater penetration of moisture into the feed materials reducing evaporation and free water.

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The product in detail

Propionic acid esterified to glycerol

  • Novel and patented process to buffer and stabilise propionic acid.
  • Allows higher retention of propionic acid over time in feed, creating long lasting microbial inhibition.


  • Acts as an emulsifier and humectant
  • Improves water/steam absorption to feed particles.
  • Has moisture preserving properties - stabilises water activity.

Glycerol and surfactant

  • Additive effect in reducing surface tension of water to feed.
  • Improves moisture distribution throughout each batch.
  • Stabilises water activity.
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