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BASF launches unique vitamin A formulation for direct compression: vegetarian and allergen-free


“First choice” for all multivitamin manufacturers and a major step in the completion of the portfolio of globally marketable products

Dry Vitamin A Acetate 250 DC/GFP, BASF’s innovative contribution to a balanced nutrition, is the ideal product for manufacturers of food supplements. It is suitable for direct compression and marketable as “vegetarian” and “allergen-free”1 . “Consumer demand for vegetarian and allergen-free products is rising all the time,” says Martin Jager, head of Global Strategic Marketing Human Nutrition. “Our new vitamin A meets these requirements.” What’s more, Dry Vitamin A Acetate 250 DC/GFP is GMO-, BHT-, dioxin- and gluten-free and is produced in line with ethical standards. It’s also kosher and halal certified. "This combination of features provides an optimal, ‘label-friendly’ solution for BASF customers who sell their products throughout the world. Having just one globally marketable formulation at hand largely reduces the internal complexity for our customers; and complexity reduction means cost reduction.”

Dry Vitamin A Acetate 250 DC/GFP is a free flowing, non-dusting beadlet powder with a high density and narrow particle size distribution. These properties make it very easy for customers to handle and allow direct compression with no adverse effects on stability.

“By offering this new formulation for multivitamin tablets, BASF is uniquely positioned to serve the actual and future needs of the dietary supplements industry. We are the only company to offer this formulation,” says Kai Sievert, globally responsible for Strategic Marketing Dietary Supplements.

Today, BASF’s vegetarian and allergen-free portfolio already comprises a broad range of formulations:

* Dry Vitamin E Acetate 50% DC/GFP

* Dry Vitamin D3 100 GFP

* Dry Vitamin K1 1% GFP

* Beta-Carotene 10% DC/GFP

“Following the recent launches of Lutein 5% DC, Coenzyme Q10 10% DC and SoluTM Q10 5% in 2006, this additional product launch further underlines our strong commitment to the dietary supplement industry. It is our firm intention to continue to launch innovative formulations, and to complete our portfolio of vegetarian and allergen-free products,” concludes Martin Jager.

Human Nutrition at BASF
BASF is a leading global partner for balanced and innovative nutrition to the dietary supplement, beverage and food industry. It offers excellent quality ingredients for dietary supplements, beverages and foods produced with modern state-of-the-art technologies. Moreover, BASF provides outstanding 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. For more information on BASF’s Human Nutrition unit visit

Fine Chemicals at BASF
BASF’s Fine Chemicals division develops, produces and markets more than 1,000 products for the health, nutrition and beauty sectors. As a result of targeted research and development, the company is a preferred partner of customers from the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries as well as for human and animal nutrition. The products offered by BASF Fine Chemicals include vitamins, carotenoids, enzymes and organic acids, active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates, aroma chemicals, polymers and UV filters. The strict official conditions and regulations applicable to the market licenses for numerous products ensure a high standard of safety and effectiveness. In 2005, the Fine Chemicals division posted sales of €1.73 billion.

1 Does not require labeling in the EU, US or Japan


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