Ludwigshafen, Germany – September 5, 2012. BASF globally
increases the price for vitamin B2 products for human and animal
nutrition by 10% with immediate effect respectively according to
existing contracts terms at the earliest possible date.
BASF produces vitamin B2 (riboflavin) by fermentation.
About Nutrition & Health
BASF’s Nutrition & Health division develops, produces and markets a
comprehensive range of products and services for the human and animal nutrition,
pharmaceutical as well as flavor and fragrance industries. The division addresses
customer needs and enhances consumers’ well-being and quality of life. Nutrition
& Health provides the pharmaceutical industry with active ingredients such as
caffeine and ibuprofen, as well as excipients and customized synthesis services.
The division produces aroma ingredients such as citral and geraniol for the flavor
and fragrance industry. Important human nutrition products are vitamins and
carotenoids, plant sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids. Its feed additives
such as vitamins, carotenoids and enzymes make Nutrition & Health a worldwide
leader for the animal nutrition market.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its
portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop
protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social
responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we
enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs
of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources,
ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We
have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry
for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had
more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded
on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further
information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com.