Balchem: Ingredients and Products
Balchem Corporation is based in New Hampton, New York and was founded in 1967. It provides state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries all over the world. As stated by the company it engages in the development, manufacture and marketing of speciality performance ingredients for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally.
Its Specialty Products segment offers ethylene oxide, which is used to sterilize medical devices; ethylene oxide blends used in killing bacteria, fungi, and insects in spices and other seasoning materials; and propylene oxide, which controls insects and microbiological spoilage, as well as reduces bacterial and mold contamination in shell and processed food.
Balchem’s Food, Pharma & Human Nutrition segment, SensoryEffects, provides microencapsulation solutions for various applications in food, pharmaceutical, and nutritional ingredients to improve the performance of nutritional fortification, processing, mixing, and packaging applications and shelf-life; markets human grade choline nutrient products for wellness applications; and offers granulated calcium carbonate products, which are used in or in conjunction with over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals for the treatment of osteoporosis, gastric disorders, and calcium deficiencies.
The firm’s Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides animal nutritional products, including REASHURE Choline, an encapsulated choline product; NITROSHURE™, an encapsulated urea supplement, and NIASHURE™, a microencapsulated niacin product that boosts health and milk production in transition and lactating dairy cows. This segment also markets chelated mineral supplements for use in animal feed; manufactures and supplies basic choline chloride, an essential nutrient primarily for the poultry and swine industries; and manufactures and sells methylamines, which is primarily used in the manufacture of choline products. Balchem sells its products directly, as well as through independent distributors, and sales agents.
Balchem Corporation’s common stock currently trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “BCPC”. The firm has manufacturing facilities in Slate Hill, New York; Green Pond, South Carolina; Verona, Missouri; Salt Lake City, Utah; St. Gabriel, Louisiana; Covington, Virginia; and Marano Ticino, Italy.