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CO2-Extraction Technology

FLAVEX extracts herbal active substances, sensitive flavors and fragrances with a gentle, natural and clean method, safe for the environment. Carbon dioxide, the gas that gives all the freshness to sparkling drinks is the new and Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) approved solvent for lipophilic molecules. The high pressure process works without the stress of high temperatures and under exclusion of oxygen which preserves completely the valuable plant ingredients. CO2-extracts have a more natural flavor, a fresher fragrance and a superior activity.

FLAVEX operates extraction plants on laboratory, pilot and production scales designed for a pressure of up to 500 bar. The capacity ranges from a few kilograms to several tons of botanical input material a day. Liquids can also be extracted and fractionated on small as well as on large scale. The extraction technology meets the state of the art and is constantly optimised. Equipped with modern control systems the plants are best suitable for solving critical separation problems and providing reproducible results. The FLAVEX extraction process is certified for organic production according to the Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and the USDA NOP standard.