August 25, 2011


BASF increases calcium D-pantothenate prices on higher raw materials costs

Press Release


German chemicals company BASF has announced a global price increase for its calcium D-pantothenate products by EUR1.4 (US$2.02) per kilogramme, effective immediately.


The increase is necessary to compensate for higher raw material costs in 2011, according to the company.


Calcium D-pantothenate is the salt form of pantothenic acid, otherwise known as vitamin B5, and is a vitamin used in human and animal nutrition. BASF is a major global supplier of calcium D-pantothenate.


BASF has also announced that it will temporarily shut down production of calcium D-pantothenate at its facility in Ludwigshafen for a routine overhaul. The shutdown, during October 2011, is expected to last a few weeks, and the company will honour all existing contractual obligations.

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