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BASF is one of the leading producers and suppliers of Aroma Chemicals, such as Geraniol, Citronellol and Linalool which are part of BASF’s Citral value chain. Aroma Chemicals are sold to the flavor and fragrance industry finding their use mainly in home and personal care products, fine fragrances as well as in the food industry. Our manufacturing processes are based on petrochemical raw materials only. We take advantage of a network of interconnected production facilities at our headquarter in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Health ingredients

Our vitamins and carotenoids enable you to enhance your dietary supplements, functional drinks and health food products with attractive additional benefits. You can choose from a wide range of premium quality natural and nature-identical formulations that we can supply in industrial quantities with absolute reliability. For example, LycoVit® is our nature-identical red carotenoid: it can be used as a coloring in drinks and food products, but it is also a powerful antioxidant which protects human cells by counteracting the damaging effects of free oxygen radicals applicable for dietary supplement concepts.

Our health ingredients will ensure that your products don’t just taste great, but also support good health, boost energy and help to ensure health in old ages. For instance it has been shown in clinical trials, that our Tonalin® CLA conjugated linoleic acid has a positive effect on lipid metabolism, and as such delivers body shaping benefits for your customers.

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Food Ingredients News  08 March 2018

BASF in talks to buy Bayer’s vegetable seed operations

08 Mar 2018 --- BASF is in exclusive talks to acquire Bayer’s entire vegetable seeds business, Nunhems, as the German multinational prepares to divest this business as part of its planned mega-deal with Monsanto.

Business News  01 March 2018

Bayer-Monsanto merger moves closer: Bayer ready to sell off vegetable seed business for green light

01 Mar 2018 --- The Bayer-Monsanto deal has been facing some tough EU scrutiny over the last few months, but speculation is mounting that the so-called “mega-merger” will get the green light as Bayer makes a commitment to sell its entire vegetable seed business to win over anti-trust approval and seal the US$60bn-plus deal. The industry is watching closely as it looks highly likely the EU will conditionally approve the tie-up between the German drug and crop chemicals maker and US-based giant.

Business News  19 October 2017

BASF steps up sustainable palm oil commitment by joining FONAP

19 Oct 2017 --- BASF has joined the Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP) as a producer of oleo derivatives and claims that becoming an official supporter signals the company’s intent on fostering sustainable oil palm products. 

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23 May 2011

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Inside the Cognis Integration Process

Edward Gallagher of BASF Takes us Inside the Cognis Integration Process.