With our first extraction plant built in 1947, Ajinomoto NaturalSpecialities has gained significant and exhaustive experience and expertise in the extraction, purification and hemi-synthesis of botanicals.
Fundamental R&D, process and product development, and marketing are supported internally by a multi-disciplinary team including chemists, engineers and marketers.
Besides our contract manufacturing activities (see "Extraction of botanicals") we have developed our own range of natural specialities that is marketed world-wide through a network of dedicated specialists.
Our current range of products include :
Our target markets cover brewery, oenology, food & flavours, nutraceuticals,
cosmeceuticals and pharmaceuticals as well as the textile industry for some of our gallotannins.
Ajinomoto OmniChem was established in 1778 as a black powder producing company "Cooppal & Cie".
As the company evolved new activities were initiated and others abandoned: black powder production was decommissioned in 1969 and tannic acid extraction was commenced shortly after WW 2 (1947).
|Industrial Equipment||Product Line|
Batch extraction solid/liquid
|Tannins for non-food apllications|
Continuous extraction plant I (1-3T/day)
Continuous extraction plant II (20T/day)
|Food-grade products e.g. tannin and hops|
Extraction plant I and II from dedictated
|Standardized extracts and pharma-grade
products and intermediates
Continuous liquid/liquid extraction 5000l/h
|Contract extraction of fermentation broth, natural dyes and aromas|
Spray dryer for "instant" quality
|Dust-free products for food and non-food markets|
|Purified products & intermediates