Tell us about your production challenge

Only one percent of the entire plant species on the planet produces essential oils, but that amount has found its way into various products, from perfumes to foods. Flower extraction systems are similarly diverse, and picking the right ones depends on the organic material and the final product.

Which flower extract equipment do you need?

Vacuum cabinet dryer for plant extracts and functional foods

Plant extracts are vital to functional food preparations. B...

Laboratory short path distiller

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

Laboratory wiped film distiller

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

Pilot short path distiller

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

Pilot wiped film distiller

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

Pilot extraction plant for natural ingredients

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

Evaporation plant for the recovery of extracts

Bespoke evaporation plants using the latest plate evaporation technology ca...

Pilot evaporation plant for the recovery of extracts

For development of concentrates of extracts based on water or ethano...

Continuous vacuum belt dryer

For gently drying liquid concentrates into granulates or powders, a vacuum drying solution is t...
belt freeze dryer

Continuous belt freeze dryer

Freeze drying is the most gentle and aroma protective method of drying, widely used in the coff...

Flower oil extraction machine

The production of “essential oils” has traditionally involved using heat and distillation to...

Medicinal plant extraction machine

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

Industrial drying cabinet

The production of high-quality biltong and similar dried meat products can pose problems with main...

Cosmetic cream filler

From thin liquid baby oils and perfumes to thicker lotions and creams for hair and skincare, cosmetic p...

Ultrasonic barbell for extraction

Conventional extraction methods are time-consuming, labour-intensive and can sometimes be...

Pilot ultrasonic extractor

In the herbal medicine industry, an ultrasonic extractor is a valid alternative to conventional e...

Evaporator for heat sensitive products

The removal of solvents when making products in industries like food, cosmetics, pha...

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.

Select your flower extract process

Contact us

Tell us about your production challenge

When selecting production equipment for a production plant, it is important to talk to someone with experience in your field. Our industry experts have experience with various industrial applications. We’d love to help you!
Contact us

Apply volatile solvents to extract oils from fragile flowers

Conventional steam extraction methods can thermally destabilize delicate flower materials such as tuberose, hyacinth, or jasmine. On the other hand, flower extraction systems by solvent,

on the other hand, are performed at low and uniform temperatures that preserve the oils.

Use volatiles such as hexane and petroleum to evaporate the solvents out of the essential oil filtrate and concentrate the extract into a resinoid or concrete.

Pressurize carbon dioxide to above its supercritical point in supercritical fluid extraction

Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is emerging as an alternative flower extraction process. The technique heats fluids above their critical temperatures to diffuse through the flower walls and dissolve the target oils.

CO2 is a typical substance in SFE because it is inert and transforms into liquids under high pressure. Under normal atmospheric pressure and temperatures, the fluid reverts to a gas and evaporates, leaving no solvent behind in the final completed product.

Use silica gel in adsorbent chromatography to separate oils

Conventional hydrodistillation techniques require further separation of oils from the extracted compounds.

Column chromatography typically uses silica gel as an adsorbent to perform this process. As a polar absorbent, silica gel has a higher retention rate for other materials with a polar profile, like essential oils.

Coumarin extract in pharmacological applications

Flowers have a high concentration of coumarin. The extract offers antioxidant and antibacterial properties, making it a substance of pharmacological interest.

Among other applications, coumarin is used to treat ailments from cancer to thrombosis to leukemia. The compound is also used to counteract the side effects of radiotherapy.

Processing steps involved in flower-extract making

Let's talk about your project!

Tell us about your production challenge and connect directly with leading manufacturers worldwide
All your data is kept confidential