The technology platform utilized by Solutex encompasses expertise in Green Chemistry processes. Our processes are free of pollutants, therefore obtaining, separating and fractionating ingredients from natural matrices which provides us the opportunity to develop competitive products through differentiation.Our platform allows us to achieve highly concentrated oils through various processes including: C02 technology in supercritical state, Norwegian molecular distillation, high vacuum distillation, ion exchange and enzymatic processes.
SUPERCRITICAL CO2 TECHNOLOGY
A supercritical fluid is defined by being maintained at a given temperature, pressure and density therefore retaining properties of a liquid in density, and the viscosity and diffusion of a gas. Supercritical fluids have a high solvency rate and are capable of separating various fatty acids from marine based oil to obtain high levels of concentration depending on the molecular weight.
The most widely used supercritical liquid is carbon dioxide, which is considered a "green solvent" since it is non-toxic, non-corrosive and non-flammable.
By using CO2 technology in the supercritical state, fish oil with Omega-3 is not exposed to excessive temperatures, which can degrade the quality of the final product; the oil never comes into contact with oxygen, protecting fish oil against oxidation and organisms that thrive in an oxygen rich environment.
Concentrations of 90% pure EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids (up to 95% EPA and more than 80% DHA) can be achieved through this technology. This creates a highly efficient, safer product due to the elimination of nearly 100% of toxins such as dioxins which are present in fish.
Comparison of extraction techniques
Cleantex is our patented purification process that removes elements of contamination (heavy metals, PCBs, dioxins and others) during the supercritical fluid extraction phase which utilizes C02. Heavy metals and other impurities are insoluble in C02; therefore, we can achieve a high purity level without the use of chemicals.
Cleantex also provides the option to incorporate deodorization techniques which can be used to eliminate any potential residual flavor in the oil therefore producing a pure, pleasant tasting oil as an additional option for our customers.
Better Bioavailability and greater convenience
Solutex has developed a new technology platform specializing in the development of emulsions.
The benefits of emulsion:
- High concentration per dose
- Various concentrations available
- Easy to swallow
- Increased rate of compliance
- 100% soluble in any liquid
- No fishy aftertaste
- Better bioavailability
- GRAS status
- Flexible and adaptable
- Organoleptic Capabilities
- Flavors: Peach, Mango and Pina Colada