Lignohumate is the newest product in the market in humic preparations. It is produced from waste in wood processing and control of inputs permits guaranteeing of the composition of the resultant product. Lignohumates contain only substances that occur naturally. Their exceptional properties are primarily the result of the high content of fulvic acid, and the fact that even the high-molecular part of the humic spectrum is present in the form of salts and is thus fully solube.

Chemical and physical properties of Lignohumate KD

Name of the indicator for Lignohumate

KD

Appearance

Fine, brown-black powder with slight vanilla smell

Weight fraction of water, % max.

10.0

Weight fraction of ash content, %

25.07±0.25

Weight fraction of humic substances, % min.

100

Weight fraction of the salts of high-molecular humic acids, % max.

50

Weight fraction of fulvic acids, % min.

50

pH

9 - 10

Optical density of a 0.02% solution of D400, D440

0.250-0.570

Weight fraction of total sulfur, % min.

5

Content of elements in chelate form, % min.

Mg

0.25

Si

1.0

Ca

0.7

S

5.0

Fe

0.2

Mn

0.01

Cu

0.01

Zn

0.001

Mo

0.001

Brief description of manufacturing technology of Lignohumate KD

Principle: acidified hydrolytic destruction of organic material, in this case technical lignosulfonate. The starting material – lignosulfonate + potassium hydroxide – is subjected to this multi-phase process. During the manufacture, processes that take many years in nature are accelerated and the lignosulfonate molecules are basically “taken apart” and “recomposed” in a scheme that is preprogrammed. At the present time, this technology has been patented by a great many patents, including American and European patents.

Raw materials: technical lignosulfonate, potassium hydroxide. For production of feedingstuffs, the raw materials are chosen very carefully and are subjected to strict input control.

Standard: The possibility of controlling inputs is utilized. Thus, we have 100% certainty that residues of heavy metals or radionuclides do not enter the product. Prior to expediting, the final product is analyzed once again and each delivery includes an analysis for heavy metals + radionuclides. We are capable of tracing each batch. Technical lignosulfonate was chosen because a certain standard can be expected for it and this is a commonly available raw material that is now traded in the stock market. This is manifested in practice in that, for feedingstuff purposes, we purchase a different “purer” raw material than is commonly used.

Advantages: control of inputs, standard technical process, possibility of affecting the composition of the final product – ratio of salts of humic substances to the ratio of fulvic acids. Also stability – peat or coal humates always have the disadvantage that the final product can contain only those components that are present in the extracted seam. Lignohumates contain only substances that occur naturally.