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DSM launches innovative carotenoid

DSM introduced a new generation of astaxanthin into the market under the brand name Carophyll® Stay-Pink.

The DSM technology makes use of an improved structure to protect the astaxanthin molecule. Astaxanthin is the carotenoid that provides the typical rich colour associated with salmon flesh.

Based on the need of today's customer, the major concern for astaxanthin is its stability during the processing and storage of feed products in which it is incorporated.

With Carophyll® Stay-Pink, DSM has developed a breakthrough technology that addresses the issue of the processing stability of astaxanthin. This unique approach leads to diminished losses during processing and storage.

Close consultation with customers made it clear that a significant innovation with this carotenoid was necessary to meet the market needs.

DSM is currently in the process of having the new astaxanthin registered in the EU as a sensory additive following the conditions of Regulation 1831/2003. .Registration in other countries is also progressing.

Related website: DSM Nutritional Products

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