Algol Chemicals offers Finnish solution to improving the quality of air in stables

Algol Chemicals has developed a new bedding additive for horse stables, Neutra, which improves the ability of the bedding to prevent the release of nitrogen as ammonia into the respiratory air. This significantly improves the quality of air inside stables by neutralizing harmful gases. The new product also improves the ability of the bedding to absorb moisture, while also improving the composting properties of the manure and bedding.

Neutra is a composition of minerals, nutrients, anti-odour compounds and trace elements. It binds nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus compounds by buffering the pH to make it favourable for naturally occurring microbes. The product reduces the amount of harmful components emitted into the air, thereby improving the air quality.

“The suitable pH level combined with nutrients and trace elements improve the composting properties of the manure and bedding; instead of being released into the air, the nutrients are composted into nutrient-rich humus,” explains Harri Latonen, Business Development Manager at Algol Chemicals.

Neutra ensures biodegradability in conditions where vital composting components are lacking.

“This represents a big difference compared to using lime, for example, which inhibits microbial activity and prevents natural composting,” Latonen adds.

Neutra has been shown to have a significant beneficial impact on the wellbeing of both horses and people working in stables, as well as on helping to prevent respiratory illnesses. Eliminating odours is also important simply for creating a pleasant atmosphere inside the stable.

Absorption properties of bedding have a direct impact on the quality of air inside stables

Research conducted by Algol Chemicals demonstrated that the quality of bedding can be improved by using an additive. Neutra was found to improve the ability of the bedding to bind moisture and prevent ammonia emissions. The research was conducted among almost 170 stalls in six different stables.

The results of this research show that the biggest benefits of using Neutra were found in stables that used straw pellets, sawdust, shavings, wood pellets and straw for bedding. Stables with low ceilings and that used natural (gravity) ventilation and that did not have sufficient flows of fresh air benefitted the most from using the product.

On the basis of this research, it can be concluded that hygienic, clean and absorbent bedding has a direct impact on the quality of air inside the stables and therefore on the wellbeing and health of the horses, workers and riders.

Further information
Harri Latonen, Business Development Manager, Algol Chemicals, tel. +358 040 733 7873
Read more about the research results for Neutra.

Algol Chemicals in brief

Algol Chemicals connects manufacturers of industrial raw materials to industrial customers by offering value-added services, tailored deliveries and expert product know-how. Thousands of globally sourced, REACH compliant products are delivered to our customers directly from local warehouses. Algol Chemicals provides its services to over 3000 industrial companies throughout the Nordic and Baltic regions, Belarus, Ukraine and India. Algol Chemicals is part of the Algol Group.

Algol is a Finnish multi-branch supplier to industry and the healthcare sector. We work together with a global network of partners responsibly and with 125 years of experience. Algol’s solutions for industry are designed to safeguard manufacturing reliability, enhance processes and prolong the lifespan of machinery and equipment. In the healthcare sector Algol’s solutions promote the conditions for healthy living. The Algol Group had net sales of 165 million euros in 2017. We employ 400 professionals in ten countries.

News and articles

Success story: UAB Cosmoway, Lithuania

Algol Chemicals nominated as DSM Supplier of the Year

Algol Chemicals transfers the warehousing of its chemical products to Transval

Kalle Kettunen appointed CEO of Algol Chemicals

To support the relative share of responsibly produced palm oil

Only minor disruptions to our material deliveries – Sales team continues to work during crisis

Our customers consider us as a reliable partner

Algol Oy sells shareholding in CrisolteQ Oy to Fortum

Juha Jokinen to resign as Managing Director of Algol Chemicals Ltd

New board members for Algol Group companies

Good partnerships boost business for both parties: Algol Chemicals helps develop Evonik’s digital distributor platform

Algol Chemicals and Omya have established a Joint Venture (JV) in Kazakhstan

Algol Chemicals and Palonot team up in the fire retardant market

Sales Manager Industrials and Energy & Environment, for Baltic countries

Algol Chemicals offers Finnish solution to improving the quality of air in stables

Algol’s 125th anniversary year begins – Responsibility guides everything we do

Groundbreaking recycled nutrients collaboration with Algol Chemicals and Gasum

Algol Chemicals launched new product at the Kuninkuusravit event in Finland

Algol Chemicals starts cooperation with flavour company Takasago

HYET Sweet sweeteners now available from Algol Chemicals

Success story: IGIS, Lithuania

Algol Group donates to six charities this Christmas

Our Customers like us

Algol supports renovation of Olympic Stadium in Helsinki

Summer jobs: a win-win for all parties

Towards even better service - Our Service Principles

Algol makes a donation for Crisis Management Initiative

Emergency exercise at Algol warehouses in Espoo on 5 April

Algol Chemicals appointed by Evonik for silica’s in the Nordics

Algol Chemicals to participate in joint exercise at the port of Turku on 7 December

Algol Chemicals scores higher than average in SQAS evaluation  

Algol Chemicals sponsors Aalto-Helsinki iGEM team

Responsible Care in Algol Chemicals

Algol Chemicals is looking for a Customer Service Coordinator in Estonia

TMT 15: safer solution for cleaning heavy metals from flue gas

Finnish industry needs to reduce emissions further

Do you know where your table salt comes from?

Algol Chemicals acquires Indian distributor

Algol Group donates 50,000 euros to university fundraising campaigns

Accident simulations put safety skills to the test

Meet us at FEM 2015 mining fair

Safety is vital when reusing chemical packaging

Zinco Service: Using ultrasound to inspect cracking risk of steel kettles

Algol Chemicals celebrates 20 years in Latvia

Algol Chemicals Strengthens its Scandinavian Footprint through the Acquisition of Amixo AB

Algol Chemicals and Omya will establish a joint venture in Russia for distribution of calcium carbonate and specialty chemicals

Cleaning the Baltic Sea by improving the treatment of wastewater

We have moved to Malmö

Warehouse operations outsourced

Welcome to our New Internet-pages

Welcome to Plastteknik 2014