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Essential oils are known as the liquid gems of nature. The sweet-smelling essences impact not just our senses but also our biochemical and cellular make-up. Besides aromatherapy, the products of an essential oil extraction system found applications in pharmaceuticals and foods.

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Evaporator for heat sensitive products

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Fully certified CBD crude oil extraction machine

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Cosmetic cream filler

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Flower oil extraction machine

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Medicinal plant extraction machine

Traditional methods for extracting active compounds from medicinal plants or herbs use h...

GMP washer

In order to guarantee zero cross-contamination between production batches, the proper cleaning of all product-conta...

GMP chamber washer

The thorough cleaning of small product contact parts has always been challenging, and traditional manual c...

Loading basket for GMP washer

To ensure perfect cleaning of contact parts they must be placed in the GMP washer in such a wa...

Portable IBC washer

The thorough cleaning of bulk containers and other storage and processing equipment is a vital step in th...

IBC bin washer and dryer

Many pharmaceutical processes use IBCs of multiple sizes throughout production. Careful washing and ...

CIP system for bulk tanks

Clean in Place (CIP) technology offers many advantages, but traditional systems are often inflexib...

Bulk chamber washer

The production of cosmetics, nutraceuticals or unregulated pharmaceuticals often requires the cleaning an...

Entry-level chamber washer

When cleaning smaller products contacting filling or compressing components used in the productio...

Stickpack Machine

If you are looking to pack your product into stick packs from 17 x 40 mm to 100 x 200 mm in size, you may b...

Sachet Machine

If you want to pack into eye-catching 4-side sealed sachets between 40×50 mm and 250×200 mm in size, ...

Extraction plant for natural ingredients

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Pilot extraction plant for natural ingredients

Before purchasing a full-scale extraction plant you need to exactly determi...

Wiped film evaporator

With wiped film distillation, a substantial decrease of boiling temperature is obtained by reducing the...

Pilot multi-stage distiller

If generating an scalable data and bring in results with small sample quantities of high-boiling...

Pilot wiped film distiller

Generate scalable data and results during the pilot tests with wiped film distillation,  distill ...

Pilot short path distiller

Generate scalable data and results during the pilot tests with short path distillation, distill o...

Laboratory multi-stage distiller

A laboratory multi-stage distillers that combines the wiped film and short path distillatio...

Laboratory wiped film distiller

Reach reliable conclusions testing the distillation of high-boiling or highly viscous materi...

Laboratory short path distiller

Get to reliable conclusions for the separation of high-boiling and heat-sensitive products u...

Horizontal thin film evaporators

Horizontal thin film evaporators can increase the residence time of the product and achieve...

Thin film dryers

Dry dissolved or slurried crystallizing or amorphous products to a pourable powder.

Short path evaporators

With short path distillation, a substantial decrease of boiling temperature is obtained by reducing th...

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Keep temperatures to a minimum in the hydrodistillation process

Hydrodistillation techniques employ hot water to isolate the essential oil from the aromatic plant. In the case of extraction by thermal decomposition, you heat a mixture of water and plant material allowing the oils to evaporate. However, since almost all constituents of essential oils are unstable at high temperatures, heat levels need to be kept to a low.

The vapor is then liquefied in a condenser and collected in a tank. The immiscibility of water and oil forms a natural separation of the two liquids.  High extraction temperature can lead to thermal decomposition reactions of some plant constituents.

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Essential oil extraction system using microwave technology

Microwave-Assisted Extraction (MAE) applies heat to the plant’s cell wall through radiation. The technology hits the raw material with non-ionizing electromagnetic waves at frequencies between 300 MHz to 300 GHz.

The cells swell up, causing the plant walls to rupture and the oils to leach out. Essential oil extraction systems using MAE may be either closed or open units. Closed systems reach a maximum power range between 600 W and 1000 W, while open systems operate at around 250 W.

Fill up your storage tanks to prevent oxidation

Storing the essential oil in half-filled tanks exposes the material to oxidization and may trigger a change in its chemical profile.

At low temperatures, oxidation is driven by peroxyl radicals and hydroperoxides. On the other hand, as high temperatures reduce oxygen availability, the process is caused by alkyl or hydroxyl radicals.

The antimicrobial properties of essential oils can be formulated into pesticides.

Essential oils perform several pharmacological activities, such as antifungal and antimicrobial effects. The extracts are being used as protective additives in crop production. Their natural antioxidant properties can control fungi growth in cereals and other agricultural produce.

Biocides made from essential oils can be combined with conventional pesticides to extend the shelf lives of traditional fungicides.

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