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Atlanta, GA, United States, 2016/01/25 - BASF is introducing its new enzyme for animal nutrition, Natuphos® E, at the IPPE global trade show in Atlanta, USA, from January 26-28 - Animal-Nutrition.BASF.com. DE000BASF111
• Natuphos® E will be introduced at IPPE, the world's largest annual poultry, feed, and meat technology exposition;
• Unlocking vital nutrients with unprecedented enzyme stability resulting in economic and environmental benefits.
As the first company to market a phytase for feed more than 25 years ago, BASF is once again proud to be setting a new standard in feed phytase technology. Natuphos® E is a phytase, which helps pigs and poultry better utilize phosphorous, other important nutrients such as proteins and calcium as well as energy bringing a wide range of benefits to the animal feed industry.
The majority of phosphorous in grains and oilseeds is bound to phytic acid, an anti-nutritive factor found in feed. Phytate-bound phosphorous can hardly be used by animals such as pigs and poultry, and is therefore lost as a potential nutrient and excreted. As a result, manufacturers need to supplement the feed with either inorganic phosphates or very effective phytases to make sure the animals are supplied adequately with the required amounts of the essential mineral phosphorous.
“The new generation phytase Natuphos® E is built on BASF’s long term experience as well as expertise and ensures a very fast and efficient release of phytate-bound phosphorous and other valuable nutrients. As a result, feed manufacturers and farmers will benefit from considerable cost savings through a more nutritive diet. Additionally, adding Natuphos® E to feed mixes reduces the need for non-renewable rock phosphates, contributing to more sustainable feed”, explains Chris Rieker, Vice President, BASF Animal Nutrition.
Besides making phytate-bound phosphorous accessible to animals, Natuphos® E also releases other associated nutrients, making animals generally more efficient at digesting their feed. This leads to less excretion of undigested phosphate, which, as a result, helps to reduce water pollution and to care for the environment. Rieker says: “All these great attributes, which are built on our 25 years of phytase experience, are reflected in our Natuphos® E slogan: “Efficient by Experience”.
Natuphos® E delivers superior pelleting and premix stability in challenging environments and feed-production processes, along with a long-term shelf life stability. “Even more, trails prove outstanding resistance of Natuphos® E versus pepsin in the animals’ stomach. Even at adverse pH-conditions, Natuphos® E reveals high activity in pigs’ and poultry’s guts”, adds Peter Ader, Senior Expert, BASF Animal Nutrition.
Visit BASF at IPPE: Hall A, Booth A1928
Join the International Poultry Scientific Forum to follow scientific presentations by BASF on phytase in broiler chickens (January 25, 2016)
About BASF’s Nutrition & Health division
BASF Nutrition & Health (animal-nutrition.basf.com) provides a comprehensive product and service portfolio for the human and animal nutrition, pharmaceutical and flavor & fragrance industries. With innovative solutions and modern technologies we help our customers improve their business efficiency and the sustainability of their products. Our human nutrition solutions include vitamins and carotenoids, plant sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamins and carotenoids also form an important part of our animal nutrition portfolio, as do other feed additives like trace elements, enzymes and organic acids. We provide the pharmaceutical industry with a broad range of excipients and selected large-volume active pharmaceutical ingredients such as ibuprofen and omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, we offer aroma ingredients such as citral, geraniol and L-menthol. BASF Nutrition & Health operates sites in Europe, North America, South America and in Asia-Pacific.
At BASF (basf.com), we create chemistry and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).