Old Bridge Chemicals, North America’s largest manufacturer of copper and zinc compounds, announced the introduction of Emerald-C copper carbonate-based mineral feed ingredient.
Chloride-free and OMRI-listed, Emerald-C is proven to enhance animal health and performance, the company said, noting that the free-flowing, green powder is ideally suited for humid environments. Extremely easy to handle and blend, Emerald-C is non-hydroscopic and insoluble in water.
Dr. Joanne Small, Emerald-C product manager, said, “Emerald-C offers the simplest and most concentrated form of copper available with greater bioavailability than copper sulfate. It is highly stable and non-reactive with vitamins and other essential premix ingredients. As a bound copper, Emerald-C becomes active in the digestive system, where it counts.”
Emerald-C is manufactured in the U.S. at the company’s hazard analysis and critical control points and American Feed Industry Assn. certified Safe Feed/Safe Food facility. Independent analyses of Emerald-C demonstrate that the product easily meets rigid European Union criteria for the presence of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenols, the company said.
Old Bridge Chemicals is among the largest manufacturer of copper and zinc compounds in North America. It is a manufacturer of copper sulfate in the U.S., as well as a major supplier of copper carbonate, zinc sulfate, zinc chloride, zinc orthophosphate and phosphoric acid, along with other chemical products containing copper and zinc.