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 throughout the United States and in 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 four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products. Balchem employs over 1,000 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing our company into chosen market leadership positions.
Food, Pharma & Human Nutrition
Our Human Nutrition & Health segment supplies ingredients in the food and beverage industry, providing customized solutions in powder, solid and liquid flavor delivery systems, spray dried emulsified powder systems, and cereal systems. Additionally, we provide microencapsulation solutions to a variety of applications in food, pharmaceutical and nutritional ingredients to enhance performance of nutritional fortification, processing, mixing, and packaging applications and shelflife. We also produce and market human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products through this segment for 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. Our mineral amino acid chelates, specialized mineral salts, and mineral complexes are used as raw materials for inclusion in premier human nutrition products.
Animal Nutrition & Health
Our Animal Nutrition & Health (“ANH”) segment provides nutritional products derivedfrom our microencapsulation and chelation technologies in addition to basic choline chloride. For ruminant animals, our microencapsulated products boost health and milk production, delivering nutrient supplements that are biologically available, providing required nutritional levels. Our proprietary chelation technology provides enhanced nutrient absorption for various species of production and companion animals and is marketed for use in animal feed throughout the world. ANH also manufactures and supplies choline chloride, an essential nutrient for monogastric animal health, predominantly to the poultry, pet and swine industries. Choline, which is manufactured and sold in both dry and aqueous forms, plays a vital role in the metabolism of fat. Choline deficiency can result in reduced growth and perosis in poultry, and fatty liver, kidney necrosis and general poor health condition in swine.
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. Our micronutrient agricultural nutrition business sells chelated minerals primarily into high value crops. We have a unique and patented two-step approach to solving mineral deficiency in plants to optimize health, yield and shelf-life.
In our Industrial Products segment, certain derivatives of choline chloride are manufactured and sold into industrial applications predominately as a component for hydraulic fracturing of shale natural gas wells. Our products offer an attractive, effective and more environmentally responsible alternative than other clay stabilizers.
Across all operations, our Company is committed to, and known for, superior customer service and satisfaction.