BASF increases vitamin A production capacity

BASF is increasing its production capacity for vitamin A by 25% by expanding an existing plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

BASF announced Jan. 26 that it is increasing its production capacity for vitamin A by 25% by expanding an existing plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, which is part of BASF's Citral Verbund.

With this capacity extension, BASF reacted to the rising demand for its high-quality vitamin A products, as well as to the global market growth. Additional capacities are available immediately, BASF said. Vitamin A is an essential and fat-soluble micronutrient that is used by the human and animal nutrition industries in feed and food products, and also by the personal care sector.

In animal nutrition, vitamin A is used as a feed additive in all types of feed for livestock and companion animals. In human nutrition, vitamin A is used in supplements and to fortify foods and beverages.

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