• BASF inspires the value chain by making sustainability happen;
• Launch of Natuphos® 5000 Combi G for the US market.
At this year's trade show being held Jan. 24-26 in Atlanta, Georgia, BASF will focus on sustainable animal nutrition and on its new enzyme combination Natuphos® 5000 Combi G for poultry.
BASF's aim is to optimize animal nutrition to make it more efficient, more cost-effective and more sustainable over time. In 2050, more than nine billion people will live on our planet. This represents an enormous challenge for food production in general, and for the upstream feed industry in particular. BASF's innovative feed ingredients will help customers provide more sustainable poultry feed while saving resources. BASF's Natugrain® TS and Natuphos® feed enzymes increase the efficiency of feed conversion. Natugrain® TS (a combination of xylanase and glucanase) improves the utilization of energy and nutrients from plant-based feed, making otherwise indigestible plant components (NSPs) digestible. Natuphos® (phytase) improves utilization of phosphorus from plant-based feeds, thereby cutting down on the use of inorganic phosphorus in feed. Combining enzymes with organic acids is an emerging concept which helps optimize the gut microflora in poultry, achieving maximum benefits at minimum costs.
Natuphos ® 5000 Combi G – New Enzyme Combination for Animal Feed
With the introduction of Natuphos® 5000 Combi G, BASF is the first to bring an animal feed enzyme combination in granulate form to the market. The new product is a combination of the two BASF feed additives Natuphos® and Natugrain® TS. Based on its many years of experience in enzyme formulation, BASF has succeeded in unifying the enzymes 3-phytase, beta-xylanase and beta-glucanase in a stable formulation particularly well-suited for premixes and pelleting. Like other enzyme products from BASF the new enzyme granulate is distinguished by its long shelf life. Customers benefit in particular from the simplified handling and dosing of the new enzyme combination, as compared to the separate use of Natuphos® and Natugrain® TS. In addition to reducing storage space and container requirements, the new product makes a significant contribution to reducing complexity for the customer and also helps protect the environment, since less packaging material and transport space are needed.
More – Better – Less
BASF's innovations in animal nutrition will play a key role in providing more affordable food for more people, enhancing nutritional quality and the quality of life for humans and animals. At the same time they help reduce the impact of feed and food production on the planet's resources, environment and climate.
About Animal Nutrition
BASF is a global leader in sustainable animal nutrition – offering vitamins, carotenoids, enzymes, organic acids, and specialties for all types of feed. BASF’s products are mainly fed to ruminants, poultry, pigs, farmed fish, and companion animals. Innovative products (such as Natugrain® TS), modern technologies (including white biotechnology), and BASF’s leading sustainability concept (S.E.T.) pave the way for making animal nutrition not only more efficient and cost-effective, but also more sustainable. BASF’s expert teams help the nutrition industry analyze and systematically improve the efficiency and sustainability of its products and make verifiable value propositions to the entire value chain up to and including consumers. BASF is firmly committed to supporting efforts to sustainably provide enough food for the world’s growing population – both today and in the future. For more information, visit animal-nutrition.basf.com and set-initiative.basf.com/.
BASF (basf.com) is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of 2010. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).