Piscataway, NJ – Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder of the Sabinsa Corporation, has announced the completion of construction of its new Supercritical CO2 extraction facility at Bangalore, India based SAMI Labs, the company's manufacturing division. According to Dr. Majeed, who is also the Chairman and Managing Director of SAMI Labs, "this facility will provide additional opportunities for us to serve our customers better."
A major advantage of supercritical extraction technology is that residual solvents are eliminated from the final product. This is of particular importance for botanical extracts and solvent based products. Of equal importance is the absence of heavy metals, since they are not extractable even if they are present in the starting material. Supercritical extraction also significantly reduces the bio-burden, or microbial load, due to the pressurized use of carbon dioxide.
Majeed comments that the capacity of the plant is about 2000 kg feed material per day.
Sabinsa Corporation, which has pioneered the introduction of several Ayurvedic herbal extracts in the US market, is an application-oriented manufacturing and marketing company which manufacturers Phytonutrients, herbal extracts and specialty fine chemicals used for nutritional, pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and food products. Sabinsa distinguishes itself by its extensive research support for its customers and products, and the scientific credentials of its key technical staff.