Balchem acquires choline cloride assets
Balchem Corporation's subsidiary, BCP Ingredients, Inc. acquired certain
choline chloride business assets of Chinook Group Limited of Sombra, Ontario,
The acquisition will be integrated into BCP Ingredients' existing choline
chloride manufacturing operations in Verona, Missouri and St. Gabriel,
acquisition is one more building block in our growth strategy for the animal
nutrition and health industry, and a wonderful opportunity for Balchem to
implement, and for the consumer to realize, more fully, our synergies which are
derived across multiple integrated business segments," said Balchem President
and CEO, Dino Rossi.
Choline chloride is an essential
nutrient for optimum animal growth, and is integral in building, regulating, and
maintaining cell membrane integrity and porosity. It also acts as a lipotropic
agent, which aids in the utilization and outward transport of fat in the liver.
Choline and choline derivatives are also used in many other industrial
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