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BASF increases prices for beta-carotene and its derivates


Ludwigshafen , Germany - BASF globally increases the prices for beta-carotene and its derivatives canthaxanthin and apocarotenal by 12% with immediate effect or as existing commitments allow. The price increase includes all products for human and animal nutrition.

All existing contractual obligations will be honored.

Beta-carotene and its derivates are carotenoids naturally found in vegetables, fish or crustaceans. BASF is a leading producer of nature-identical carotenoids. In human nutrition they are used for the coloring and fortification of beverages and foods as well as in dietary supplements. In animal nutrition carotenoids are used as feed additives to intensify the pigmentation of egg yolk and fish or to enhance animal fertility amongst others.

About BASF Nutrition Ingredients

BASF’s Nutrition Ingredients business unit is a leading supplier of food ingredients and feed additives. The product portfolio includes vitamins, carotenoids, enzymes, organic acids and others. BASF offers products of outstanding quality produced with modern, state-of-the-art technologies. BASF also combines technical services and scientific expertise to meet the highest demands and to deliver the best value to the industry. Premium formulations are a key strength that has made BASF a leader in the industry. Further information is available at .


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