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.