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Cotton has been used for about five millennia in ancient civilizations in America, Africa, and Asia. But up until the nineteenth century, cottonseed was not considered a product of value. The first cottonseed oil production started in 1833, consequently forming the cottonseed cake. Nowadays, we know cottonseed meal is a useful by-product for the feed industry and the fertilizer sector.

What cottonseed meal equipment do you need?

Automatic palletizer machine for bags and boxes

The effective placement and positioning of bags and boxes can be a challen...

Open mouth bagging machine

If you are a manufacturer of fertilizers, bulk chemicals, sugar, seeds, or any grains it is likel...

Open mouth bag filling machine for powders

The packaging of powdery products such as flour can be challenging as it is cru...

Form fill seal bagging machine

If you are in industries such as petrochemicals, fertilizers, animal feed, food, etc, you mus...

Vertical form fill seal machine

There is an increasing demand for a range of different package sizes of the same product. If...

Robot palletizing system

If you are a relatively large-scale producer, packing and transporting large quantities of products ...

Automatic bag slitter

Unacceptably high dust levels can be generated whilst manual emptying and handling of bags, also produc...

Hygienic FIBC handling line

There are many considerations when handling FIBC’s (Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers)...

Big bag discharge system

Dust emissions, product loss and product contamination are the main risks when discharging products ...

Light duty rotary dust valve

In some light industrial applications there is limited pressure differential for valve operation.

Heavy duty rotary valve

Handling powdered and granulated materials in pneumatic conveying systems requires consistent, safe v...

Special duty horizontal metering valve

Occasionally, there is no suitable standard valve available for a particular conveyi...

Dual channel plug diverter valve

Short switching times are often required when diverting or combining powder or granular sol...

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Cottonseed meal processing technology builds on cottonseed oil extraction systems

Cottonseed meal processing technology leverages the cottonseed oil production method. After all, cottonseed meal is a by-product of cottonseed oil extraction. However, once you separate your meal from the oil, you must process it further to obtain the final product. Depending on whether you want cottonseed cake, powder, or pellets, you use a drier, and a grinder, or a pellet mill.

The cottonseed cake is widely used in feed formulations to make compound feed, while the pellet form usually goes for concentrate feed. On the other hand, cottonseed meal in powder or granules is used chiefly as gardening fertilizer.

Cottonseed meal as an alternative protein feed source

Cottonseed meal is a plant-based protein that can be used as an alternative feed source. Its favorable palatability and high protein content make it a good protein concentrate for adult ruminants.

In addition, it can substitute a low percentage of soybean meal in feed formulas for poultry, swine, and fish. But cottonseed meal contains gossypol, a toxic compound for some species, and its consumption as feed must be measured accurately.

Pulverize cottonseed cake to produce a natural fertilizer

Cottonseed meal targets both the animal feed market and the agriculture sector. As a fertilizer, cottonseed meal is easy to use and safe to enrich the soils. Moreover, it is a natural source of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that helps lower the soil’s pH.

You can choose to target one of the markets, or both of them, with the same product. You need to pulverize your cake to offer it as fertilizer. Either way, you will be contributing to the circular economy. Considering that the leftovers of the cotton industry are a sustainable way to feed animals or soil.

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