Monday, June 14, 2021News

Firmenich launches Firgood ingredients

Firmenich lance les ingrédients Firgood

Firmenich, the fragrance and taste supplier, unveils the Firgood collection, a brand new range of pure, 100% natural extracts obtained by a sustainable proprietary extraction technology. This patented process enables the processing of biomass never previously used in the industry for natural ingredients. Part of the Naturals Together platform, Firgood extracts complement Firmenich’s palette of natural perfumery and taste ingredients.

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“This advanced and highly sustainable technology is a revolution for natural ingredients in our industry. It opens new creative territories, unexplored until now,”" said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich.
“The development of this brand-new industrial facility in our Naturals Center of Excellence in Grasse reinforces our continued leadership in naturals.”

The Firgood technology uses only the water that is an inherent part of the biomass cells. Once warmed up by electromagnetic vibration, the water carries the odorant components, to yield the final pure extract.
More environmentally friendly than any other extraction method, this technology is the culmination of advances in sustainable extraction. Solvent-free, dry biomasses only require water humidification, while low energy consumption is an added benefit of the process. In addition, the waste produced is clean and can easily be upcycled, reinforcing the sustainable value of this pure extraction.

“We have successfully scaled-up from lab and pilot plant to two industrial lines, offering production capacity that ranges from hundreds of kilograms to several tons of primary extracts,”" added Boet Brinkgreve, President, Ingredients.
“Today, a pear Firgood, a ginger Firgood and a green bell pepper Firgood are part of the Firmenich creative Perfumery palette, and in the coming months …

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