2014 World Perfumery Congress
Exhibition News & Notes
Photos and company news gathered from the exhibition floor.
The 2014 World Perfumery Congress exhibition provided a showcase for dozens of international ingredient suppliers and service providers to do business, network and
announce new initiatives. Here, P&F provides a selection of
Agrumaria Corleone presented its organic and non-organic
lemon, orange and mandarin essential oils, which were either
cold-pressed or distilled. These included conca d’oro, a furocou-marin-free colorless lemon oil, and conca d’oro mandarin oil.
Al-Can Exports presented its aluminum bottle packaging
expertise for the essential oil, flavor and fragrance industries. All
bottles were U.N.-certified (X category) for transportation and
storage of dangerous goods, and Drug Master File (DMF) 111
compliant. Al-Can exports to more than 37 countries worldwide
and features high-tech production equipment and customiza-tion capabilities such as spray painting, logo embossing and
Albert Vieille presented its Café Sublimé ingredient,
a coffee extract produced in cooperation with a Salvadoran
partner. The extract is based on arabica coffee, which comes
from bushy shrubs growing at an altitude between 1,000 m and
1,500 m on the volcanic range south of El Salvador. Coffee cherries are brought to coffee-processing units with the beans dried
in the sun and roasted. The resulting extract is obtained through
additional processing and filtration to create an alcohol-soluble
coffee ingredient that is rich and intense.
BASF presented aroma ingredients based on its citral value
chain, including geraniol, citronellol, linalool and l-menthol. The
company’s citral is nature-identical to the main component of
many essential oils like lemongrass, and is used for fresh-citrus
and fruity notes in fragrances and flavors. Citronellol is used
for a fresh, powerful and long-lasting rose fragrance, and is a
valuable component for fresh-floral compounds. l-Menthol is
used for cool freshness in various products in oral care, body
care, flavorings and pharmaceutical applications. The company
recently announced the joint investment of about $500 million
with Petronas Chemicals Group in an integrated aroma ingredients complex in Kuantan, Malaysia. The first new plants of
the complex are expected to come on-stream in 2016 and will
create about 120 new employment opportunities.
Berjé introduced its Farm to Fragrance program, a traceability system for essential oils, which allows customers to track
ingredients by batch number back to the distillery and the
cultivation source. The system also allows for a more direct
connection between perfumers and distillers by providing access
to raw material data, farm practice and distillation techniques.
The online interface provides a map of the growing region,
the identities of farms involved in production, slideshows of
distilleries and information on the raw material. The growing
region information includes climatological data and botanical
descriptions, while farm “biographies” include photos, location,
hectare totals, growing practices, photos and more.
Biolandes presented marshmallow absolute (F1450), which
is obtained from the dried roots of the marshmallow plant and
has a mineral and metallic top note, with overtones of leather,
which harmonizes well with juniper berry. Licorice roasted
70%/MPG (F9863) is extracted from roasted licorice roots,
offering the aroma of grilled peanut with a spicy edge evocative
of cashew nuts. Armoise Inco 100 (F0367) is obtained from the
herbaceous Artemisia herba-alba shrub by extraction followed
by molecular distillation to reveal a different facet of this plant.
Its mild, menthol-like green notes evolve toward a fig leaf
inflection, creating a syrupy effect reminiscent of barley water,
with subtle spice touches of cinnamon bark. Ambreine (F0049)
production has been revitalized by the start-up of Biolandes’
new sustainable, eco-friendly gum labdanum extraction unit
in Andalusia. This ingredient has unique facets of amber and
leather, while the resin lends base notes an oilbanumlike quality
with woody accents.
Contexa showcased its expertise in the engineering and
production of automatic compounding machines for flavors
and fragrances. The company presented Colibri, a volumetric
dosing system for liquids with any physical properties, and
Niagara, a robot capable of dosing bulk liquids at a rate of up
to 15 m3 per hour.
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