Firmenich inaugurates naturals innovation centre


Wide range of technologies available in a single location

The result of a two-year transformation, Firmenich says its innovation centre in Grasse is the most complete solution available today for innovation in the field of natural ingredients.

The facility boasts state-of-the-art innovation labs, modernised extraction workshops, new capacities in the fields of molecular distillation and rectification and several CO2 extractors. Meanwhile the company continues to process products like Rosa centifolia, mimosa and violet Leaves at its facility in Tourrettes sur Var, a smaller extraction plant for primary extracts.

“With this full range of technologies available in one location, Firmenich continues to implement its speciality innovation strategy, focusing on the production of high-tech specialities as well as the combination of naturals and synthetics,” says the company.