The development of new extracts begins in our R&D laboratory. Our quality team strictly monitors the whole production process, from the stage of the raw material to the final product.
Before running a project in production scale, each development can be thoroughly tested on our pilot line which allows us to produce small, sample batches (2-4 kg).
We use/apply soft extraction technique, which means we do not use any aggressive or chemical solvents. The extraction isonly water and ethanol based (according to Pharmacopeia standards).
Our production line includes:
- pilot line
- extractors (percolation method)
- maceration tanks
- double-effect vacuum evaporator
- vacuum belt dryer
- buffer and storage tanks
- filtration station
- miller and mixer
- CIP system
Vacuum drying allows us to run the process at relatively low temperature (50-70 °C) which is especially important for temperature-sensitive extracts and active ingredients. Most of the extracts can be vacuum-dried natively, which means without addition of carriers, which is often impossible or very difficult in spray drying technology.