Food Applications & our Offer

Altex provides Food industry with toll-manufacturing services for high pressure CO2 extraction and decontamination treatments.

Food trends include healthier and healthier foodstuff, ready-to-eat products, longer shelf-life, and indulgence. Food, dietetic, nutraceutical and supplements industries need to offer safe and affordable solutions. CO2 extraction is a cost-effective and natural alternative to both obtain high quality ingredients and remove undesirable impurities. Low fat products, vegetable proteins and fine oils are simultaneously produced by mild defatting processes from cocoa, nuts, cereals, seeds, microalgae, etc. Other hedonic and functional ingredients are also obtained, such as hop CO2 extract for brewing, essential oils, pigments, aromas and antioxidants. Microbes, off-flavours and pesticides are taken off from spices, herbs, imports and so on.

Our offer

TOLL MANUFACTURING

BATCH PRODUCTION

PILOT SAMPLES FOR MARKET TESTING

R&D AND PILOT PLANT CO2 EXTRACTION

ENGINEERING SERVICES

ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

Services

NATURAL EXTRACT OBTENTION

  • Fine oils: chia, sea buckthorn, pomegranate seed, pumpkin seeds, grape seeds, microalgae, are some examples of high quality oils obtained with CO2.
  • Spices extracts: with flavouring or antioxidant properties: rosemary, pepper, garlic, curcumin, ginger, vanilla, oregano are some cases of extracts obtained.

NATURAL PRODUCTS DEFATTING:

  • CO2 is able to extract lipid compounds from natural matrixes without affecting their structure and obtaining in a single process two valuable products (a natural oil and a low fat food material), among them.
  • Cocoa powder / cocoa nibs / chocolate chips
  • Nuts (almond, coconut, walnut, sunflower seed, )
  • Cereals and beans

POLLUTANTS REMOVAL

  • Non desired odour, pesticides, solvent traces, or other contaminants may be selectively removed from your products without affecting its quality and organoleptic properties.

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