August 21, 2018

BASF launches next generation of carotenoid formulations




BASF Animal Nutrition launches its Lucantin NXT product line in the EU 28 market and introduction in other countries will gradually follow.


The next generation of carotenoids is stabilised by propyl gallate (PG) and butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) or tocopherol.


Extensive trials have shown that Lucantin NXT products deliver high homogeneity, outstanding stability and long shelf-life while maintaining egg yolk and broiler skin colouring efficacy. These carotenoid formulations meet the latest Regulation (EC) No 2017/962, which requires withdrawing EQ as a feed additive.


"With our proprietary Lucantin NXT products, we support our customers with innovative formulations that comply with regulatory requirements while setting exceptional quality standards to meet the growing global demand," Christopher Rieker, vice president of BASF Animal Nutrition, said.


BASF has several decades of experience in formulation and production of carotenoids. Today, BASF is a worldwide leading producer of carotenoids for the animal nutrition industry.