Frutarom Brings Efficient and Pure Botanical Processing Technology to U.S. Plant

November 12, 2012

HyperPure is said to produce highly pure extract while being more efficient, cutting costs and lead times, and environmentally friendly.

Frutarom USA Inc. (North Bergen, NJ) is bringing its HyperPure botanical raw material processing technology to the United States for the first time. HyperPure is said to produce highly pure extract while being more efficient, cutting costs and lead times, and environmentally friendly. The company says that the patented HyperPure-which is used successfully at the company’s pharma-grade facility in Wädenswil, Switzerland-will be employed at its North Bergen, NJ, plant starting mid November.

HyperPure “utilizes a specially designed cross-flow membrane microfiltration process to separate unwanted lipophilic compounds,” the company explains. “Stable, pure, and active extracts are obtained without using any harsh solvents.” By contract, the firm says, botanical materials are often challenging to process while balancing the removal of undesired contaminants with maintaining the integrity of the plant’s inherent medicinal compounds and protecting the environment.

Frutarom already uses HyperPure to produce the majority of its core products, says Jeffrey Lind, vice president, health business. Frutarom ingredients using HyperPure include Benolea olive leaf extract, Portusana purslane extract, and Neuravena avena/green oat extract.

“We are very glad to have this environmentally friendly technology available in the U.S. for the first time,” Lind adds. “This increases our production capacity [and] allows us to respond more quickly to our customers’ demands…”