Balchem Animal Nutrition & Health Opens New Production Plant

New facility doubles capacity to meet the growing demand

BalchemBalchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC), the global leader in choline chloride and precision release nutrient technologies, recently celebrated the opening of its newest manufacturing facility in Covington, Virginia. The expansion will more than double output capacity for the Animal Nutrition and Health sector, focusing on its new and improved nutrient encapsulation technology.

Dino Rossi of Balchem

Dino Rossi, Chairman, President and CEO of Balchem Corporation addresses the media during the Open House and Ceremony at Balchem's new production facility in Covington, Virginia.

"This state-of-the-art production facility will help us respond to the dramatic increase in demand for our full line of encapsulated products," said Balchem Vice President and General Manager, Animal Nutrition and Health, Dana Putnam. "By concentrating on our basic principles of science and technology, we are able to greatly improve our process efficiency, while advancing solutions that improve animal productivity and health."

John Kuehner of Balchem

John Kuehner, Vice President of Operations for Balchem Corporation, joins Dana Putnam, Vice President and General Manager for Animal Nutrition and Health, to cut the ribbon during the recent opening ceremony.

The Covington plant has the capabilities to produce Balchem's growing portfolio of encapsulated nutrients: ReaShure® Precision Release Choline, NitroShure™ Precision Release Nitrogen and NiaShure™ Precision Release Niacin.

Balchem, based in New Hampton, NY, manufactures more than 140 different products across human, animal and industrial applications. Balchem has worked to refine and improve encapsulation technology and processes for more than 40 years, with keen focus on the animal nutrition and health industry for the last 10 years.

About Balchem
Balchem Corporation consists of three business segments: ARC Specialty Products; Food, Pharma and Nutrition; and Animal Nutrition and Health. Balchem Animal Nutrition and Health is the global leader in choline, microencapsulation and chelated mineral technology. Committed to providing products with superior performance, Balchem's unique and proprietary technology offers the most efficient and cost effective source of select nutrients for animal nutrition. Through ARC Specialty Products, Balchem provides specialty-packaged chemicals for use in healthcare and other industries. The Food, Pharma and Nutrition segment is the global leader in human grade choline as well as providing proprietary microencapsulation for a variety of applications in the human food, pharmaceutical and nutrition marketplaces.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements, which reflect Balchem's expectation or belief concerning future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Balchem can give no assurance that the expectations reflected in forward-looking statements will prove correct and various factors could cause results to differ materially from Balchem's expectations, including risks and factors identified in Balchem's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. Forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the above cautionary statement. Balchem assumes no duty to update its outlook or other forward-looking statements as of any future date.