German chemical company, BASF, has announced the transfer of its FormiÂ® feed
additive business to Addcon Nordic AS.
The move is designed to allow BASF's Nutrition Ingredients business to
concentrate their respective activities more on the supply of liquid organic
Formi is solid potassium diformate synthesised from formic acid and is used
in the pig farming industry.
In recognition of its antimicrobial activity, Formi was authorised by the
European Union in 2003 for use as an alternative to conventional in-feed
Formi has already been manufactured for BASF at Addcon's Porsgrunn (Norway)
production site since 2002, it has been marketed by BASF's Nutrition Ingredients
business so far.
Full responsibility for global marketing and distribution of Formi will
transfer to Addcon during the first quarter of 2008.
As a leading global manufacturer of formic and propionic acid, BASF will
continue to be a supplier of liquid organic acids to the animal feed industry.
About Nutrition Ingredients of BASF
Ingredients business unit is a leading supplier of food ingredients and feed
additives. The product portfolio for animal nutrition includes vitamins,
carotenoids, enzymes, organic acids, omega-6s and other feed additives. www.nutrition-ingredients.basf.com.
About Addcon Nordic AS
ADDCON Nordic AS is dedicated to
the production of formate-based products that provide ecological solutions for
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