Supercritical fluid extraction (CO2 extraction) is a clean and gentle technology for separating the oil from the berry. The secrets to the SBA24® sea buckthorn oil of Aromtech are the major investments in research, management of the raw material chain and high-quality technological skills. The unique extraction method guarantees an even-quality sea buckthorn oil every time.
SBA24® oil extraction is performed in almost room temperature by using pressurized carbon dioxide. The low temperature and carefully controlled process prevent oxidation and other harmful reactions and keep the sensitive bioactives unharmed. As no chemical solvents are used, the end-product doesn’t contain any extra residue, nor are by-products created during extraction.
This environmentally-friendly technique maintains all the bioactive compounds of sea buckthorn so that even and always high-quality oil can be extracted. The amount of fatty acids, carotenoids and vitamin E is standardized.
The high quality of Aromtech products is based on quality control of the raw material chain. The production plant is approved for food production and certified as an organic production plant. The plant has been issued ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 quality and environment certificates and recently also ISO 13485 for special medical device quality oil production. The plant also has a pharmacological API manufacturing license.