supercritical extraction
by carbon dioxide

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Supercritical Fluid Extraction using Carbon Dioxide - Pure Natural Extracts and Oils - FLAVEKO Trade, Czech Republic

The company FLAVEKO Trade has been active in extraction of pure botanical and bio materials using supercritical carbon dioxide since 1993. The major advantage of this extraction method is production of clean extracts without any traces of harmful solvents.

We have experience in producing a wide range of pure, high quality botanical extracts including Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens) oil, Hemp (Cannabis sativa) oil, Borage (Borago officinalis) seed oil, Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) seed oil, Amaranth seed oil, Marigold (Calendula officinalis) flower oil and many others. Our production complies with USDA Organic certification.

We offer either toll extraction from your own supplied raw material or a range of extracts that we produce ourselves on our own custom built supercritical extraction plant. We also provide consultations, laboratory tests and know-how for designing and erecting new extraction units.

Commercial unit

This unit includes three extractors for a semicontinuous operation and two separators for a complete separation. The volume of one extraction cartridge is 100 l. Maximum operating pressure is 300 bar, operating temperature 40-60 °C (max. 70 °C). The capacity depends on the type of extracted raw material. It varies from 100 to 500 tons of processed material per year.

Laboratory unit

We have our R&D Laboratory unit for research and development of new products. The unit makes it possible to produce small amounts of extracts for tests and for assessing operating and economic feasibility of the process. This compact unit consists of one extractor (extraction cartridge 0.5 l), two separators, circulating pump, heating and cooling circuits. Max. operating pressure is 300 bar, operating temperature 40-60 °C (max. 70 °C).

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