Asia Plantation Capital has actually been establishing sustainable, organic, Patchouli oil production on its plantations for the in 2013. Patchouli oil is removed from the leaves of the perennial patchouli bush (which regrows) permitting the leaves to be collected, sustainably, every 3 to 4 months.
The recent harvest and production of Patchouli oil, by Asia Plantation Capital, on its plantations in Sri Lanka has actually been certified as exceptional grade by independent analysts at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo. When analysed through mass spectrometry by the ITI, samples of our oil tested positive for the significant compounds of Patchouli oil.
Of these compounds, Patchouli alcohol is the major constituent which identifies the quality of the oil. Consequently, the rate of the Patchouli oil highly depends upon the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil.
Spectrometry results plainly show the high content of patchouli oil (0.53 %) and patchouli alcohol (54.56 %) in the oil sample which was taken after the purification procedure. A patchouli alcohol content of over 30 % is thought about excellent quality.
These results reveal that the cultivation of patchouli for office oil extraction in Sri Lanka is a practical recommendation.
This is a substantial development for Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka. We already cultivate Patchouli in Thailand and are now tailoring up to follow our success in the production of high quality Oud oil with huge scale production of Patchouli; for Sri Lanka, this can be specifically useful as it can produce a brand-new, high quality crop to enhance exports and the rural economy.
Lalith Ganlath, Attorney for Asia Plantation Capital in Colombo, says, “It’s an enjoyment to see the hard work of the Sri Lankan, Asia Plantation Capital team settling in Sri Lanka, on the back of plantation projects which the Company runs in other parts of South East Asia, and helping to contribute research and innovation to the nation’s farming export markets. I am extremely eager to assist promote this job and motivate out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can become part of their existing agroforestry incomes. It will certainly also assist maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation Capital consenting to purchase back the dry leaves which can be gathered every 3 months.”.
Asia Plantation Capital already has its own distribution offices, retail shops and warehouses in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA, providing the industry. It is well set to become a major provider of sustainable Patchouli oil, traceable to the source of production– Patchouli oil is one of the most extensively utilized oils in the international Fragrance industry and has a forecast industry value of over $46 billion in 2018 (Source: Industry Analyst’s Inc.).
Remarkably, Patchouli oil is among the few natural essential oils which can not be reproduced in any high quality, synthetically, for usage in fragrances; making the need for this excellent oil relatively ensured.
Over the next year, the Company intends to establish over 5,000 acres of Patchouli fields making use of a combination of their own lands in South East Asia and out grower schemes in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia. All production for the plantations will be provided with Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Analysis (CofA), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for exports and Flow of Processing and Product Specification. In addition, the oil will be packaged under the Group’s fragrance brand, “Fragrance Du Bois” and branded, “Patchouli Du Bois” as a further stamp of guaranteed quality — which has been a vital to the success in worldwide marketing the Company’s other essential oils such as Oud (agarwood) as well as infected wood chips.
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About Asia Plantation Capital.
Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a varied range of industrial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region; internationally, it is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Developed officially in 2008 (although operating independently considering that 2002) the group now has plantation and farming projects on 4 continents, with functional jobs at different stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.
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