BASF increases prices for calcium D-pantothenate (vitamin B5) and announces routine plant maintenance

Top Quote BASF globally increases prices for calcium D-pantothenate (vitamin B5) products for use in human and animal nutrition by € 1.4 per kg (US$ 2.0 per kg, respectively) effective immediately or as existing commitments allow. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 26, 2011 - This increase is necessary to compensate for higher raw material cost, which have occurred in 2011.

    Furthermore, BASF is to shut down the production of calcium D-pantothenate at its facility in Ludwigshafen for a few weeks during October 2011. The shut down is necessary to conduct a routine overhaul. All existing contractual obligations will be honored.

    BASF is a leading supplier of calcium D-pantothenate worldwide. Calcium D-pantothenate is the salt of pantothenic acid and a vitamin used in human and animal nutrition.

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    BASF’s Nutrition & Health division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive range of products and services from the Pharmaceuticals, Aroma Chemicals, Human Nutrition and Animal Nutrition industries. The division addresses customer needs and enhances their consumers’ well-being and quality of life. The division provides the Pharmaceutical industry with active ingredients such as caffeine and ibuprofen, as well as excipients and customized synthesis services. Nutrition & Health produces Aroma Chemicals such as Citral and Geraniol for the Flavor and Fragrance industry. Important Human Nutrition products are vitamins and carotenoids, plant sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids. Its feed additives such as vitamins, carotenoids and enzymes make Nutrition & Health a worldwide leader for the Animal Nutrition market.

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