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BASF launches next generation of carotenoid formulations

BASF Animal Nutrition has launched the new Lucantin® NXT product line in the EU 28 market, the introduction of which is expected to follow gradually in other countries

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, good 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 to withdraw 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,” said Christopher Rieker, vice-president BASF Animal Nutrition.

BASF has several decades of experience in formulation and production of carotenoids.

The BASF Group has been active on the African continent for about 90 years. The company has been exporting colourants and intermediates to Kenya from its headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, since the end of the 1920s. The major industries are construction, textiles, agriculture, automotive and the health care and plastics sectors.