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Chemicals - Miscellaneous, Minerals and Food Supplements, Vitamins

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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.

Articles On FoodIngredientsFirst


Food Ingredients News  22 August 2018

BASF develops next-generation carotenoids for animal nutrition

22 Aug 2018 --- BASF Animal Nutrition has launched its Lucantin NXT product line in the EU 28 market. The next generation of carotenoids is stabilized by propyl gallate (PG) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) or tocopherol. The introduction in other countries will gradually follow.

Food Ingredients News  07 June 2018

Monsanto name axed after Bayer acquisition finalizes

07 Jun 2018 --- Bayer plans to complete the acquisition of Monsanto today (June 7) after satisfying regulators and clearing all hurdles. The name Monsanto will be no more after the German drug and crops chemicals maker officially acquires the US-based seed and pesticide giant following “the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory authorities.”

Business News  18 April 2018

Blockchain: BASF and arc-net team up to use trailblazing technology for livestock sustainability

18 Apr 2018 --- The world’s largest chemical producer BASF and arc-net are joining forces to use blockchain technology for livestock sustainability. The system captures data to provide an environmental footprint with full transparency and traceability along the entire value chain. The partnership is just the latest example of how the food industry can harness the power of blockchain technology.

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Articles on The World of Food Ingredients


From TWOFI  03 August 2017

View From the Top: Simon Strauch, BASF

03 Aug 2017 --- The Human Genome Project’s revelation in 2003 that there are around 20,500 human genes was a milestone in science and health. Now, as individuals all over the world strive to live longer more healthily, personalized nutrition is being eyed as one breakthrough that will allow them to achieve this goal.

From TWOFI  01 March 2014

View from the Top: Kristina Graper, Director SET, BASF Nutrition and Health

01 Mar 2014 --- BASF has a tradition in measuring sustainability, with over 500 life cycle assessments carried out since 1996. Kristina Gräper discusses sustainability initiatives in the beverages industry.

From TWOFI  01 December 2008

Industry Thoughts – Weighing the Options

01 Dec 2008 --- Key nutrition industry executives speak to The World of Food Ingredients about future pathways in weight management and research and development at their companies.

Video Interviews


23 May 2011

Inside the Cognis Integration Process

23 May 2011 --- Edward Gallagher of BASF Takes us Inside the Cognis Integration Process.