Dave Albin, Ph.D.
VP, Nutrition & Extrusion Technologies
Establishing and improving basic quality management systems for feed and food production; practical nutrition and diet formulation advice for a variety of species
VP, Nutrition & Extrusion Technologies
Article published the August 17, 2017
For several decades, Insta-Pro International has been well known around the world for dry extrusion, which we invented in the 1960’s.Dry extrusion was invented to process soybeans, and over the years, this process has been well researched. The advantages of this technique are the following: Thorough plant cell wall rupture, providing much improved access to nutrients Deactivation&nb ...
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Article published the July 21, 2017
In this industry, we talk about protein a lot. This is because it helps evaluate the value of an ingredient or diet. The type of protein we are talking about though is “crude protein”, which is a routine chemical measure that’s been around since the 1800’s. Of course, it’s been refined since then, but the chemical reaction is basically the same. Other predictive me ...
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Article published the July 26, 2016
Originally published in Aquafeed In the autumn 2013 edition of Aquafeed, Dr. Nabil Said of Insta-Pro International discussed the new MS3000 Medium Shear Extruder for making high-quality, shaped, aquafeed pellets (see Aquafeed, autumn 2013, volume 5, issue 3, pages 41-45). In it, he described the market conditions that led to the development of a low cost, easy to operate, and rugged equipment sol ...
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Article published the June 16, 2015
Ingredients for food and feed products perform many functions, but above all, they must serve as sources of essential nutrients.  Even though an ingredient may be used because it adds a certain color to a product, or because it helps to physically bind other ingredients together, food and feed products are ultimately vehicles for performance through nutrition. Nutrient quality is made up of t ...
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