Custom extraction


The activities of Ajinolmoto OmniChem NaturalSpecialities in contract and custom extraction focus on the development and the industrial extraction of botanicals (or fermentation concentrates) and subsequent purification.

The isolated compounds can be standardised extracts, pure compounds or hemisynthetic molecules which will be used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetical or food and nutraceutical markets.

Each project is supported, on a confidential basis, by an R&D team of around 10 highly qualified and experienced chemists, integrating the very first lab experiments and pilot trials up to full industrial production. The development is carried out in close and open collaboration with the customer’s technical staff and coordinated through an efficient project management system.

What Ajinomoto OmniChem offers is actually a cocktail of know-how, high technology, quality, flexibility and trustworthiness, based on a human potential of the highest level and on adapted equipments and multi-purpose facilities on our dedicated site in Belgium.

Our Key Competences include:

  • Continuous counter current solvent extraction (solid/liquid and liquid/liquid)
  • Ion exchange chromatography
  • Centrifugatiion and filtration
  • Spray drying facilities
  • Preparative chromatography
  • Continuous recovery of the used dedicated solvents

Our total extraction capacity reaches 10,000 mTons of botanicals per year.