DSM, a nutrition chemicals and materials multinational has announced it will extend the annual summer shut down period at its Jiangshan vitamin C site in China so further upgrades to the facility can be carried out.
“DSM continues to invest in improving the performance of its vitamin C plant in Jiangshan, China, as part of its ongoing commitment to quality, safety, sustainability and production efficiencies. The company will extend its annual shutdown to implement additional upgrades in these areas across the site,” the company said in its statement.
This shutdown has started earlier this month, with the latest upgrades to be completed by start Q4 2019.
The company stated that it “assures security of supply of Vitamin C to its contracted customers, also during the shutdown”.
“Fully aligned with its Quality for Life™ principles, DSM continuously invests in meeting expectations of customers, governments and employees in terms of quality, reliability, traceability and sustainability. Vitamin C from Jiangshan, China, is already the lowest carbon footprint Vitamin C on the market, thanks to this continuous investment program,” it further added.
DSM produces their vitamin C in two plants located in Scotland and China.