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Supercritical CO2 Extractor yields pure essences.

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Designed to perform extractions in supercritical fluid media, SFT-150 Supercritical Fluid Extractor can be applied to variety of natural substances in order to obtain pure fragrance extracts for perfumes and shampoos. High-resolution variable restrictor valve provides control over flow rates, and air-driven pump produces pressures required for supercritical fluid work. Flow rates up to 250 g/min of liquid CO2 may be selected, and modular design is configurable and adaptable to application needs.

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Supercritical CO2 Extraction of Flavors

  • Foods
  • Flavors
  • Fragrances
  • Fats
  • Edible Oils
  • Herbs
  • Spices

    The SFT-150 Supercritical Fluid Extractor (SFE) was developed to investigate the application of supercritical fluid techniques to processing applications such as the extractions of peppermint flavor from peppermint leaves. The traditional peppermint extraction technique, steam distillation, produces a thermally degraded peppermint oil extract. SFE yields an extract of pure peppermint oil, because the peppermint is extracted under much gentler conditions than traditional methods. Pure peppermint oil has a stronger, fresher, and more unique taste than thermally degraded peppermint oil. This natural, unaltered extract gives food manufacturers a truly new flavor for their customers to enjoy. In a similar fashion, the SFT-150 can be applied to a wide variety of natural substances to obtain pure fragrance extracts for perfumes and shampoos.

    The SFT-150 SFE is a fully research-capable instrument, designed to perform extractions in a supercritical fluid media. The modular design of the SFT-150 makes it easy and cost effective to alter the unit's basic configuration, adapting it to meet new or evolving application needs. A robust, high-resolution variable restrictor valve provides precise control over flow rates, which is essential in obtaining highly reproducible results.

    The SFT-150 incorporates a high performance, air driven pump that can rapidly produce the high pressures required for supercritical fluid work. Flow rates up to 330 ml/min. (250 grams/min.) of liquid CO2 may be selected. This capacity is critical to timely processing of kilogram quantities of raw material.

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    Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1994 and maintains corporate headquarters in Newark, Delaware, USA. The company specializes in the manufacture of bench top and small scale pilot equipment for supercritical fluid extraction, reaction and high pressure chemistry. The company provides contract research and custom engineering services.

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