Power-protexion: POWER-ENZYMES

ZYMPEX® provides enzymes which have proven cost effectiveness, such as phytase, xylanase, ß-glucanase, α-galactosidase and ß-mannanase.

ZYMPEX® improves nutrient availability and reduces feed costs. Reduction in environmental load is an additional bonus while helping sustainability.

  • Zympex P5000
    Dry, phosphorous releasing enzymes.
  • Zympex P10.000
    Dry, phosphorous releasing enzymes.
  • Zympex 006
    Dry fibre-degrading enzymes enriched in xylanase.
  • Zympex 007
    Dry, fibre-degrading enzymes enriched in β-glucanase and xylanase.
  • Zympex 008
    Dry, synergistic combination of fibre-degrading enzymes (with focus on vegetable proteins).
  • Zympex Combi-P
    Dry, synergistic combination of fibre-degrading enzymes (with focus on vegetable proteins) and phosphorus releasing enzymes.


POWER-PROTEXION® range offers highly cost-effective and sustainable protection for your animals and added value for your business. Our feed ingredients combine high quality antioxidants, mould inhibitors, mycotoxin eliminators, Salmonella inhibitors, acidifiers, enzymes, prebiotics and butyrates into innovative feed products that safeguard food safety and boost profitability.

Why Zympex®
Since all plant material contains phytic acid, using phytase generates cheap phosphorus, while at the same time eliminating anti-nutritional effects and safeguarding the environment. The enzymes degrading Non-Starch Polysaccharides allow the use of a wider range of feedstuffs, while improving digestibility and animal welfare. Thanks to those natural tools, economic improvement and sustainability go hand in hand.

Enzymes are very efficient tools selected from nature
Enzymes are the tools that accomplish biochemical reactions in living organisms. In digestive juices, the main functional ingredients are the (endogenous) enzymes, such as amylase, lipase and proteases. Those enzymes digest the major nutrient fractions from feed.

Since prehistoric times, enzymes have improved and diversified food: the yeast used in beer production functions by secretion of enzymes; the Flemish people excel by brewing a huge variety of beers. Similarly, also the fermentation processes occurring in the (hind)gut are enabled by microbial secretion of a wide range of enzymes; the gut microflora thus further processes substrates which remain undigested by digestive juices.

By industrial cultivation of the appropriate micro-organisms, it became feasible to produce (exogenous) enzymes for addition to feed or food. By hydrolysing the highly viscous Non-Starch Polysaccharides, those enzymes improve digestion. However, even after hindgut fermentation, a very large fraction of fibre still is lost in the faeces, thus further highlighting the importance of well selected NSP degrading enzymes. The presence of phytic acid was largely neglected until phosphorus pollution was penalised. Introducing the phytase enzyme realises important phosphorus savings, while also eliminating anti-nutritional effects.

For an ongoing success story: supplement your feed with Zympex® enzymes!

A historical breakthrough
Broiler diets used to contain mainly (white) maize and SBM, simply because their relatively low fibre content was best digestible. As still is the case in many countries, the Flemish region therefore had to import huge quantities of feedstuffs.

By the mid-nineties, the use of xylanases and β-glucanases allowed switching from imported, thus expensive corn to local, thus cheaper wheat and barley. Later on, the scope for NSP degrading enzymes was further enlarged to a wider range of feedstuffs (including corn/SMB diets and other vegetable protein sources) and species (also pigs, aquaculture, ruminants …).

Commitment to innovation
Apart from safeguarding water reserves, phytase improves sustainability by reducing the depletion of natural phosphorus resources: this micro-ingredient saves over a hundred times its own weight on mineral phosphorus! Already cost saving in phosphorus digestion, phytase also removes other antinutritional effects, thus materializing savings in energy, starch, protein and amino acids. Impextraco® keeps pace in improving phytase efficiency with a broad vision towards further optimization.

By favouring the use of local feedstuffs and reducing import, sustainability and economics go hand-in-hand. Impextraco®’s innovative approach towards vegetable proteins further enables the use of local feedstuffs. Apart from economics and sustainability, NSP degrading enzymes also improve animal welfare: reduction of gut viscosity and flatulence, better litter quality and a positive influence on the microflora. Especially with Zympex® 008, this is translated in a better carcass quality.

Impextraco® remains committed to further innovation.