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04 October 2016
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BASF plans to build a new world-scale plant for vitamin A in Ludwigshafen

  • Significant vitamin A capacity increase by 1,500 metric tons per annum
  • Strengthening of Ludwigshafen site

Ludwigshafen, Germany – October 4, 2016 – BASF has started planning for the construction of a new world-scale plant for vitamin A in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The new facility will increase BASF’s total annual production capacity of vitamin A by 1,500 metric tons. Reference value for this amount is vitamin A acetate with
2.8 million International Units. With the planned investment BASF wants to ensure long-term supply of its customers and to meet the growing demand of the market. The new world-scale vitamin A plant is scheduled to come onstream in 2020.

“We can make optimal use of our resources by fully integrating the new production facility into BASF’s production Verbund. This significant investment also emphasizes the competitive position of the Ludwigshafen site,” said Michael Heinz, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE.

“A new world-scale plant will empower us to even better support our customers’ growth plans with high supply reliability and superior product quality,” said Saori Dubourg, President BASF Nutrition & Health.

BASF is a worldwide leading producer of vitamin A for animal and human nutrition as well as the cosmetic industry.

About the BASF Nutrition & Health division
BASF Nutrition & Health provides a comprehensive product and service portfolio for the human and animal nutrition, pharmaceutical and flavor & fragrance industries. With innovative solutions and modern technologies we help our customers improve their business efficiency and the sustainability of their products. Our human nutrition solutions include vitamins and carotenoids, plant sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamins and carotenoids also form an important part of our animal nutrition portfolio, as do other feed additives such as trace elements, enzymes and organic acids. We provide the pharmaceutical industry with a broad range of excipients and selected large-volume active pharmaceutical ingredients such as ibuprofen and omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, we offer aroma ingredients such as citral, geraniol and L-menthol. BASF Nutrition & Health operates sites in Europe, North America, South America and in Asia-Pacific. Further information at www.basf.com  .

About BASF
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.

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Last Update 04 October 2016