BASF to resume production of Vitamin A and E in Ludwigshafen plant

Yesterday, after months of inactivity, BASF resumed production of carotenoids, and vitamin A and E in Ludwigshafen plant. Yesterday the firm ended a Force Majeure declared last October, when a fire severely damaged said Citral production plant. Citral is an essential intermediate product in the manufacture of vitamin A and E. Ludwigshafen plant was inaugurated in 2004 and has a 40000mt production capacity. Two years ago BASF started building a second Citral production plant at its Ludwigshafen site; it will come into operation in 2020, with a 1500mt production capacity.


(Source: FAZ)