lignosulfonates for Animal Health

lignosulfonates are plant material originating from a period which pre-dates the dinosaurs. The dark powder contains the dense mineral component which characterised those ancient plants. It also contains the amino acids and many of the other beneficial phytochemicals from that original plant matter. lignosulfonates have proven invaluable as a soil additive where their multi-faceted benefits include detoxification, chelation, enhanced nutrient and water storage, plant growth promotion and powerful biological promotion. In fact, lignosulfonates are arguably the single most effective soil regenerator available, and their rapidly increasing popularity throughout the world is testimony to their potential.

Chemicals Expose Fragility

The Chinese have pioneered the use of lignosulfonates in agriculture, although the Russians have also conducted extensive research in this field. In China, a sustainable agricultural system, involving the feeding and nurturing of highly productive soils, had existed for three thousand years. In the 20th century the communist government promoted the introduction of chemical fertilisers which rapidly exposed the fragility of these soils. lignosulfonates were researched and introduced on a large scale to counteract the effects of chemical fertilisers. lignosulfonates stabilise and buffer the leaching and burning associated with these artificial fertilisers and they also magnify their beneficial effect.

The use of lignosulphonates in tanning was already common knowledge in the last century. Originally only raw lignosulphonates compounded with calcium salts were used with varying results.

Later, however, it was realized that lignosulphonates or the so- called cellulose extracts, have to be free from calcium and iron, if these comparatively cheap tanning agents were to enjoy extensive industrial application.

Our lignosulphonate was the first practically calcium- free lignosulphonate that was also practically ash-free. For this reason it can be said that LIGTAN played a major role in promoting the intensive application of lignosulphonates in the tanning industry.

The excellent suitability of ligninas a tanning agent lies in the irreversible bonding property of lignosulphonates with the skin substances. However, the bonding properties of vegetable tannins and those of lignosulphonate differ in some aspects. Today it is generally agreed that vegetable tanins bind with the skin proteins in at least the following two ways:

  1. Co-ordination – based on the hydrogen bonding of the phenolic structures of the vegetable tannin on the peptise groups of the skin proteins and
  2. Saline bonding – between the vegetable tannins and the amino groups of skin proteins.

The lignosulphonate acids in bond almost exclusively with the skin proteins, which is why cannot completely replace vegetable tannins in the tanning process.

On the other hand the vegetable tannins provide a comparatively limited bonding with the amino group of skin acids. For this reason one can safely say that the vegetable tanning agents and the lignosulphon acids complement each other in the tanning process. This explains the excellent absorption of the tanning liquids by the skin substance when LIGTAN is added to the tan liquor.

By adding lignosulfonate, up to 25% of vegetable tanning agents can be saved irrespective of the type of leather being processed.

lignosulfonate  has different compositions and molecular dimensions (because they are polymers that can be modified by the addition of organic or inorganic groups to the molecule). They are anionic derivatives of lignosulfonate , water soluble and surfactants. lignosulfonate s can increase mechanical green and dry strength in ceramic pieces. Also, they work as lubricants during extrusion or pressing . Additions of lignosulfonate s to ceramic slips can vary from 0.1 to 2.0% and they are relatively inexpensive. For pressed tiles, 1% lignosulfonate  can double mechanical strength (however often a black core appears). lignosulfonate s are often used to reduce shrinkage yet maintain after-forming mechanical strength (because reduced amounts of plastic clays are needed).

Currently in building ceramic body used in the formulation additives are mainly two: one is body enhancer , mainly used to increase the strength of the body , is mainly used in low viscosity carboxymethylcellulose is CMC; a coagulant solution species are primarily used to reduce the viscosity of the mud , reducing the moisture content of the mud to reduce the spray drying tower granulation step water slurry fuel consumption , is used in ceramic manufacturers coagulant solution of sodium silicate and the three main sodium tripolyphosphate.

lignosulfonate used as binder for brequitte

1.Mineral powder  1000kg, about 50-80kg binder
2. slag, adhesives stirring, add water, depending on the size and humidity adjustment of raw materials plus water, raw Stir hand into the group can not spread into the pressure dome pressure he ball
3. 150 ℃ 2-3 hours to dry conditions, but also dry naturally

Take iron powder as example

1. Iron powder 1000kg, dry powder binder: 50kg; (add the amount can be adjusted according to the material moisture content).
3.The first raw material input to the mixer with the belt, the installation of water tanks in the blender, add water to adjust the size according to the humidity of raw materials, after the above-mentioned materials Stir into the pressure ball machine can be;
4.With the conveyor belt molding good pellets fed to the dryer, dry conditions at 150 ℃ 1-1.5 hours can also be dried naturally

Lignosulfonate working as coke powder binder

1.Mixing:generally 5% W/W to mix the binder and coke powder,even if the coke contends high of moisture .

2.Moulding into balls: make powder into balls by some water according to the moisture of coke powder .After moulding the ball could make shape even falling from 2m high,the strength is around 100kg/ball,without any chemcial additives.The tempreture can reach 1000 degree centrigrade.

3.Drying,can use cyliner drier or natural drying.

4.After checking.If after drying find some small particle recycle the process to make it into balls.

1.Lignosulfonate superplasticizer dosage of cement content 0.20-0.30%, commonly used dosage is 0.25% water reduction of up to 9-11%. In the appropriate dosage when compared with the reference concrete strength increased by 15-20% 3 days, 7 days strength increased 20-30%, 28 days by 15-20%, long-term strength also increased.
2.Without changing the water in the case of concrete( suggested ratio 0.65)1to increase the flow of concrete, improved work-ability.
3.In keeping concrete slump, the same intensity and the reference concrete, cement can save 8-10%, the use of one ton of Lignosulfonate superplasticizer powder, can save 30-40 tons of cement.
4.In the standard state, concrete mixed with this agent may delay compared with the reference concrete setting time of concrete more than 3 hours, the final setting time of 3 hours, the peak heat of hydration delayed more than five hours, is conducive to summer construction and commodity concrete transport and mass concrete.
5.Lignosulfonate superplasticizer with micro-entraining, can improve the impermeability of concrete freeze-thaw performance.
6.After the agent mixed concrete and aggregates of reinforced non-corrosive.

7.Increase its water dispersion capacity to avoidwater bubble inside the slump. 

Lignosulfonate could work as naturally binder as its original form of lignin to bind the cellulose and fiber,so it can be used binding agent in pellets or compressed materials,also could used as dust control agent,which will be much more environment friendly and lower cost compared with Chloride.

How lignosulfonate control the dust

Lignosulfonate binds the road dust surface particle,when evaporate it will become the high-viscosity, naturally sticky material traps dust particles,then after sun heat will make a water resistant durable dust control surface.

Features & Benefits

Environment friendly produce ,non-chemical like chloride.

Reduce dust to PM10 Standards

Can be used on many soil types

Can be used in any places (near water, trees, orchards),will not cause pollution.


Application rates for a topical application are 0.3-0.5 gallons per square yard.


Pre-wet the road before spray the water.