The true beauty of the plant is revealed to the perfumer in his quest for pure essence thanks to our invention:
SIY (Scent It Yourself)
We’ve developed an educational nomadic extractor that lets you capture the olfactory essence of the plant, without denaturing or degrading it. It guarantees an authentic fragrance and can be applied to fresh material.
Nomadic, because it can be taken anywhere in the world. Supercritical CO2 extraction knows no borders.
Educational, because the sapphire windows allow you to observe all the stages of the CO2 process, from the half-liquid, half-gaseous state to the supercritical state.
As part of a Scent It Yourself extraction, you work in static extraction. This means that your yield is much lower than that of a conventional dynamic process. The interest here is in being able to perform numerous small extractions using a low mass of CO₂.
More and more perfumers are making their mark with this technology, turning to CO₂ extracts with different organoleptic properties. The low extraction temperature ensures that the olfactory properties of the extracts are not denatured, and therefore provides a certain purity of extract, difficult to find elsewhere.
In perfumery, the use of supercritical CO₂ for extraction makes it possible to obtain fragrant extracts from fresh flowers. With this supercritical CO₂ extraction you obtain extracts under conditions of much lower energy expenditure and pollution than those obtained using hexane or distillation, for example. What’s more, CO2 is inert and, unlike other solvents, does not require a second separation after extraction.
The SIY now goes beyond what it was created for, thanks to its ease of use and the democratization of supercritical CO2.
For every application in which SFE Process provides a solution, SIY can be one, on a small scale:
SFE Process has a research and development laboratory to carry out your feasibility studies and develop tomorrow’s technologies.
Would you like to test your biomass before taking the plunge? Our laboratory is equipped with several pilots, so we can offer you a top-quality service and full support for scale-up, from laboratory scale to pilot scale, producing your first batches.