Sensient Opens New Extraction Plant

August 22, 2011

The company has added a new CO2 extraction plant located in Indianapolis.

Flavors, colors, and fragrances producer Sensient Flavors & Fragrances (Indianapolis) has expanded its extraction capabilities by adding a new CO2 extraction plant located in Indianapolis. The company’s other extraction plant is in Bletchley, UK.

The new plant includes two commercial-scale supercritical CO2 extractors, as well as several pilot units for research and development. The company says it will continue to develop proprietary extraction techniques for natural extracts.

“Today’s consumer market places an increased emphasis on foods and beverages with authentic tastes and recognizable, wholesome ingredients,” stated Jean-Philippe Giorgis, sales director for Sensient U.S. Flavor Systems. “We’ve responded to these trends with an R&D focus on our proprietary botanical extracts line, Sensient Natural Origins, which can now be manufactured in the U.S. as well as at our facility in the UK.”