Founded in January 1967, Balchem Corporation’s common stock currently trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "BCPC." Our Corporate headquarters are located in New Hampton, New York, with manufacturing facilities located in Slate Hill, New York, Green Pond, South Carolina, Verona, Missouri, Salt Lake City, Utah, St. Gabriel, Louisiana, Covington, Virginia and Marano Ticino, Italy.
Balchem provides state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our Company consists of three business segments: ARC Specialty Products; Food, Pharma and Nutrition; and Animal Nutrition and Health. Balchem employs over 400 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing our company into chosen market leadership positions.
Food, Pharma & Nutrition
Our Food, Pharma & Nutrition (“FP&N”) segment provides microencapsulation, granulation and agglomeration solutions to a variety of applications in the food, pharmaceutical and nutritional ingredient markets. Our Products enhance nutritional fortification, processing, mixing, packaging applications and shelf-life. Through our proprietary microencapsulation techniques, we provide protective coatings designed to "control, protect and deliver" a wide range of ingredients.Our technology enables manufacturers, amongst other things, to speed production and improve the quality or effectiveness of their end-products. Major product applications are baked goods, refrigerated and frozen dough systems, processed meats, seasoning blends, confections, and nutritional supplements. We also produce and market human grade choline nutrient products for various wellness applications. Choline is recognized to play a key role in the development and structural integrity of brain cell membranes in infants, processing dietary fat, reproductive development and neural functions, such as memory and muscle function.
Through ARC Specialty Products, Balchem provides packaged specialty chemicals for use in healthcare and other industries. ARC Specialty Products is the major North American supplier of packaged 100% Ethylene Oxide, for use as a medical device sterilant, to contract sterilizers, medical device manufacturers, and others in the healthcare field. In addition to packaged 100% Ethylene Oxide, ARC Specialty Products supplies Ethylene Oxide blends, Propylene Oxide and Methyl Chloride in two-way, environmentally safe containers.
Animal Nutrition & Health
Our Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides the animal nutrition market with specialty products derived from our encapsulation and chelation technologies, in addition to basic choline chloride. In this segment, Balchem markets REASHURE® Choline, an encapsulated choline product that improves health and production in transition and early lactating dairy cows. Also, we market NITROSHURETM, an encapsulated urea supplement for lactating dairy cows, which allows for greater flexibility in feed rations for dairy nutritionists and producers, and NIASHURETM, our microencapsulated niacin product, to help fight heat stress in animals. In addition, we manufacture, sell and distribute chelated mineral supplements for use in animal feed throughout the world, utilizing our proprietary chelation technology for enhanced nutrient absorption for various species of production and companion animals. Balchem is also one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of choline chloride, an essential nutrient for animal health, predominantly in the poultry and swine industries. Choline plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat and the building and maintaining of cell structures. Choline deficiency can result in, among other symptoms, reduced growth and perosis in chicks, fatty liver, kidney necrosis and general poor condition in baby pigs. In addition, certain derivatives of choline chloride are also manufactured and sold into industrial applications.
Across all operations, our Company is committed to, and known for, superior customer service and satisfaction.