Food & Pharmaceuticals
High-quality technologies for the extraction of flavours
SCHRADER: Your specialist in high-quality technologies for the extraction of flavours, active ingredients and fragrances for the cosmetics and food industries, as well as high-purity active ingredients for the pharmaceutical industry.
SCHRADER specialises in the engineering and construction of extraction plants with and without downstream evaporation, distillation or rectification, as well as plants for preparation- and mixing-technology. The processes used in the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries are based on the same technologies and are customized to your requirements – all the way up to the creation of a turnkey plant.
Much more so than the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry demands the highest levels of quality, reproducibility and diligence. What is more, SCHRADER attaches particular importance to qualification, as well as to development and production in compliance with standards. Complete documentation on the basis of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations or GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines is absolutely essential.
As a matter of principle, SCHRADER carries out the following qualification and validation activities for your plant in line with Annex 15 of the EU GMP guidelines:
Natural (i.e. naturally occurring in nature) flavours, fragrances and active ingredients are extracted from plant, animal or microbiological raw materials using enzymatic, microbiological and/or physical processes. The interaction between the raw material and the solvent is just as important as the individual adjustment of temperature, resting time, pressure and dosage. SCHRADER uses all parameters to develop the perfect plant for every client.
Vanilla extract, for example, is of enormous importance and is used in food, perfume and personal care products.
Vanilla extract is a liquid extract made from vanilla pods in a ethanol-water mixture, sometimes with the addition of sugar syrup. Pure vanilla extract may only be extracted from real vanilla pods; it contains all the aromatic substances of vanilla in a high concentration and has a practically unlimited shelf life. Vanilla extract is mainly used in industrial food production, where vanilla pods of different qualities and origins are combined in such a way that the consistent quality of the extract is always guaranteed. It is used in food, perfumes and personal care products.
There are many raw materials that are suitable for the production of extracts:
Extraction of flavourings, fragrances, active ingredients
Woody plants, barks
In the food industry,
on request all plants are designed in such a way that production processes can be guaranteed within the framework of religious food rules (halal and kosher).
In the pharmaceutical industry,
precise dosing and mixing are essential to produce homogeneous products of consistent quality. By designing suitable agitator vessels, SCHRADER guarantees reliable and efficient preparation and mixing technology. Turnkey plants guarantee safe and verifiable production which is made to measure – from implementing the recipe instructions to the monitoring and documentation of all parameters.
Individual plants and high-performance technologies for a wide range of applications
The first step of the process workflow is extraction. The choice of extraction process is determined by the type of product to be extracted and the quantity of raw material (substance or mixture of substances). Processes such as evaporation, distillation and rectification can be integrated into the plant concept as required. Other such processes include mixing, dissolving, sterilising, cleaning, homogenisation and roasting, as well as upstream processes such as grinding, chopping and swelling.
We work to exceed your expectations
We manufacture individual and highly specialised systems according to your specifications and in line with the applicable regulations. Based on your objectives, your process overview and the evaluated parameters, we develop and document a plant concept which is optimal in terms of energy efficiency, sustainability and process safety.
Our goal: “To achieve a high-quality end product with high production reliability to the satisfaction of our customers”.
From process parameters through to pilot plants and individual production facilities
Concept, engineering, implementation, commissioning and customer service from a single source
Low solvent consumption thanks to continuous extraction processes and solvent recycling. Low energy consumption thanks to multi-stage evaporation technology
Engineering & production in Germany ensure the highest product quality
The optimum ratio of product yield to energy input and solvent consumption
Comprehensive certification for the most common requirements worldwide
Halal & kosher
Plants with production processes in line with religious dietary rules
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