Extraction

Traditional processes

 

Since 1871, MANE has developed its expertise in natural extractions methods, chemical synthesis and purifications processes. A vocation transmitted day after day in the heart of our plant in order to provide the best raw materials to create our flavour and fragrance compositions.

We continuously strive for perfection, connecting our local artisanal know-how of natural raw materials with our global scientific breakthroughs resulting in new possibilities, allowing for beautiful and greener creations to emerge.

Our knowledge and expertise of traditional extraction processes are dedicated to you, our clients and partners, bring forth an outstanding palette of ingredients:

  • Concrete and Resinoid: both are ingredients which result from the extraction of fresh or dried botanical materials with a volatile solvent. The raw material is mixed with a solvent or blend of solvents which will extract its volatile substances, the solution is then filtrated. The solvent is eliminated by evaporation; it can be condensed and recycled in a storage tank. The resulting extracts are highly concentrated extracts which are not entirely soluble in alcohol.
  • Absolute: an absolute results from the extraction of a concrete or resinoid with ethanol. The concrete is mixed with alcohol and gently heated in a still. The alcoholic solution is then cooled and filtered to remove the odourless and insoluble waxes which can constitute as much as 55% of the concrete. The ethanol is eliminated by evaporation; it can be condensed and recycled in a storage tank. The resulting absolute is entirely soluble in alcohol.

From essential oils to absolutes, from isolates to aroma chemicals, our creations of flavours and fragrances are manufactured with the finest and most unique specialty ingredients who have contributed to the success of MANE around the world.