CO2 Extracted Oleoresins
At Quintessence Extracts, we manufacture the finest quality CO2 Extracted Oleoresins, CO2 Extracted Essential oils & CO2 Extracted Flavours using SCFE cutting edge technology. We start by sourcing the raw materials that are the very best in the world. Then using a supercritical carbon dioxide high pressure, low temperature extraction process, we are able to retain the original flavour and fragrance of the raw material in the final extract. The result is a superior extract that brings an edge to any product it may be used in. Our CO2 Extracts are ideal for use in Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Food & Beverage, Flavour & Fragrance and the Spa & Aromatherapy applications.
Quintessence Extracts uses state of the art processes, super critical fluid extraction (SCFE) technology for the extraction of quality Oleoresins, Essential Oils, Flavours and Absolutes. SCFE uses carbon dioxide as the solvent and this presents two very distinct advantages. The extraction is carried out at near ambient temperature causing no degradation that can occur due to high temperatures involved in traditional process like steam distillation. Carbon dioxide is a non toxic gas and a selective solvent that can be completely removed by reducing the pressure. This is in sharp contrast to solvent extraction where there will always be some residual solvent left in the extract. The use of such solvents also contributes to some level of environmental contamination. SCFE is probably the most environment friendly and gentle extraction process.