Quality begins with the raw material

Budenheim is deeply rooted in a tradition of global quality standards. Back in the 1970s, Budenheim had already developed a process that enabled the production of the purest phosphates. The absolute purity of the whole production procedure never fails to impress: At the end of the process, 30,000 litres of clear drinking water are recovered every year. An obvious example of how quality always pays off. For us, for our clients - and for the environment.

Reliable, constant quality can only be guaranteed if clear regulations and controls are observed - and only if the right technical facilities exist to ensure top-quality production. For decades, Budenheim has been committed to its own purity and quality pledge, which is much stricter than the legally applicable regulations. This applies right from the very beginning, with the extraction and preparation of raw materials.

Raw phosphate is obtained from bone sediments formed over the course of millions of years. Nevertheless, before this becomes phosphoric acid, the harmful substances it naturally contains must be removed in a complex process. The procedure, which was developed by Budenheim in the 1970s, is still considered to be the global standard for the production of pure phosphate today, and is constantly optimised and updated by our company. The drying process used to turn the pure phosphoric acid into phosphate, which can then be used in the food industry or highly sensitive pharmaceutical sector, also yields a valuable by-product: 30% water, that will be recycled in the production process - In other words, 100,000 litres of processed phosphoric acid results in 30,000 litres of clear water.