Raw material selection for recovering SPSs
We analyze plant-based raw materials and waste materials for valuable and functional plant ingredients. For example:
- Citrus fruit peel
- Grape residues
- Oil press cake from olives and rapeseed
We help you introduce biobased additives into your chemical/technical products.
Secondary plant substances (SPSs) naturally have functional properties that are often similar to those of synthetic additives. In order to isolate different classes of SPS we design efficient extraction processes for the various plant raw materials and waste materials from the food and agricultural industries. We subsequently develop model water-based, solvent-based, or oil-based formulations in order to dissolve the secondary plant substances in different liquid media. In this way we can produce biobased additives such as antioxidants, corrosion inhibitors, friction-reducing agents, anti-abrasion additives, and pigments/colorants.
The bioeconomy is becoming ever more important for the chemical/technical industries. In order to enhance the sustainability of technical products such as lubricants, paints, lacquers, and adhesives, there is a drive to replace oil-based and synthetic raw materials with renewable raw materials as far as is possible.
High-quality technical products require functional additives such as corrosion inhibitors, antioxidants, anti-abrasion additives, adhesion promoters, additives for UV protection, and pigments. These functional additives are generally of synthetic origin. We help the chemical/technical industries introduce biobased additives into their products.
Plants produce secondary plant substances such as phenols, alkaloids, and mustard oil glycosides for protection against environmental influences and harmful organisms. These plant substances have diverse functionalities. They are hence ideal as biobased additives.