Unique green production technology
Supercritical fluid extraction (CO2 extraction) is a clean and gentle technology for separating the oil from the berry. The secrets to the SBA24® sea buckthorn oil capsule of Aromtech are the major investments in research, management of the raw material chain and high-quality technological skills. The unique supercritical fluid extraction guarantees even-quality sea buckthorn oil.
SBA24® sea buckthorn oil is manufactured using supercritical fluid extraction. The raw material and the end product are placed in a complete void, and extraction is performed in almost room temperature by using pressurized carbon dioxide. The low temperature and carefully controlled process prevent oxidation and other harmful reactions from happening, and they keep the sensitive active agents unharmed.
Supercritical fluid extraction is a unique production technology in Finland and in all Nordic countries. Tornio-based Aromtech has applied supercritical fluid extraction to sea buckthorn berries by developing a method which produces seed oil and fruit pulp oil to an optimal proportion. The seed oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, while the pulp oil contains large amounts of omega-7 fatty acids, plant sterols and carotenoids.
The environmentally-friendly SFE technique (Supercritical Fluid Extraction) maintains all the bioactive compounds of sea buckthorn. With this gentle method, even and always high quality oils can be extracted from sea buckthorn. The amount of fatty acids, carotenoids and vitamin E is standardized.
As no chemical solvents are used to extract SBA24® sea buckthorn oil, the end product doesn’t contain any extra residue, nor are by-products created during extraction.
The high quality of the products of Aromtech, founded in 1991, is based on the quality control of the raw material chain. The production plant is approved for food production and certified as an organic production plant. The plant has been issued ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environment certificates. Production also has a pharmacological API manufacturing license.
Aromtech develops new raw materials and end products together with the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The purpose of using and developing the SFE method is to find ever more accurate ways of using the raw materials and developing new bioactive products. Extraction can be used to manufacture new products with consistency, appearance and aromas close to their natural form.