Ajinomoto increases its L-Arginine prices
Ajinomoto Aminoscience LLC ("Ajinomoto") has announced that increasing raw
material and energy costs at its production facilities have lead to a price
increase for all L-Arginine products. Prices will increase by U.S. $1/ kg.
Ajinomoto uses fermentation technology to manufacture most of the amino acids
it sells. This technology produces very pure, high quality amino acids of
non-animal origin. Other manufacturers may use an extraction process which often
utilizes starting material from animal origin, although less expensive, the
resulting products are often of lesser quality.
The raw material Ajinomoto
most frequently uses in its production of L-Arginine is corn starch. Corn prices
have more than doubled in the last six months due to greater conversion to fuel
Keep the quality
"We have been forced to increase the price of L-Arginine due to
these significantly higher costs," said Jack Heaton, President of Ajinomoto
Aminoscience. "We also believe that it is imperative for us to continue to use
the same quality, non-animal raw materials which result in the highest quality
amino acids available."
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