More vitamin A from Germany


BASF is expanding its world-scale vitamin A formulation plant in Ludwigshafen. From mid-2023, not only will more vitamin A powder be produced there, but also vitamin A acetate.

BASF aims to strengthen its market position in vitamin A with the expansion of its world-scale formulation plant at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site. The state-of-the-art plant is to be fully integrated into the vitamin A production complex. According to the company, this will strengthen the production of high-quality vitamin A powder products for animal nutrition. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2023 and will gradually increase vitamin A powder capacity, BASF adds.

BASF had already expanded production capacity for vitamin A acetate the year before. By expanding the vitamin A plant in Ludwigshafen, the company has increased its total annual capacity for vitamin A acetate to 3,800 metric tons. The expansion of the formulation plant is another important step in strengthening BASF's vitamin A business for animal nutrition, it adds. It also improves the carbon footprint as well as the use of resources, it added.

"Vitamin A remains a very important market for us," said Julia Raquet, who will head the new global Nutrition Ingredients business unit in the future. "The investment is part of our new business model, with the aim of further strengthening the core product platforms of our Nutrition Ingredients business unit. It underlines our ambition to serve the market demand for vitamin A in the long term and to supply our customers with the volumes they need."