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BASF & vitamin C

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

Company to shut down crystalline vitamin C line at Wilmington, N.C. facility by July 2002 but will continue to run vitamin C granulating, packaging operations at the site, ingredient supplier says Nov. 15. Move is aimed at strengthening BASF's market position by concentrating vitamin C manufacturing efforts "on areas that deliver better cost competitiveness and economies of scale," company says. BASF acquired the Wilmington site in January through its purchase of Takeda Chemical Industries' bulk vitamin business (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 7, 2000, p. 9)...

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