De Heus lab profile
De Heus Animal Nutrition is an international producer of a complete range of compound feed, premixes, concentrates and feed specialties, providing farmers with nutritional concepts to keep animals healthy and let them produce optimally. The De Heus laboratory in the Netherlands needed to reduce analysis time and to produce more accurate and reliable results on several raw materials and feed matrices. The adopted Soxhlet method is a time-consuming and labor-intensive technique and it is not able to provide reproducible results on samples with bound fat. The lab purchased Milestone’s ETHOS X microwave extraction systems to replace the Soxhlet technique. The ETHOS X performes total fat determination on several feed samples in a fraction of the time with reduced solvent usage and disposal.