Berkem offers its expertise for an effective tailor-made service

Tailor-made services

From the raw material to the finished product, Berkem supports its customers throughout the development of their project through its R&D laboratory, its production tool and its knowledge of the plant world.

Plant extraction requires the right combination of a multitude of parameters to achieve mastery. It requires increasing scientific knowledge in domains as diverse as botany, analytics and process engineering, but above all, it is the art of the correct implementation of all of these skills.

As a result of its experience, Berkem has now developed perfect mastery of each of the factors involved in the process. The company puts its expertise at its customers’ disposition for the manufacture of high-quality, innovative, tailor-made plant extracts.

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Contract drying

Berkem proposes also its expertise in freeze-drying.

Freeze-drying is a process which dehydrates a material by freezing it and allowing the frozen water in the material to directly sublimate from a solid into a gas. It keeps your product intact, extends its shelf life, and reduces its weight while maintaining its active properties.

Eurolyo, expert in freeze-drying contract, meets your needs and supports your projects. A rigourous process is applied:

  • Trials and development of freeze-drying cycles.
  • Constant control (24/7).
  • Product protection (on call duty, telephone alerts, and generators in case of power outrage).
  • Controlled ISO 7 working atmosphere with monitored humidity and regulated temperature.
  • Freeze-driers of different sizes to better meet your demand.

Proximity and confidentiality

Berkem has close relationships with its customers, providing them with a dedicated technical liaison as well as a multi-disciplinary scientific team to support them in their projects.

Before each collaboration, a confidentiality agreement is established to protect the knowledge and expertise of each customer.

A complete offering
Raw materials

There are many options regarding the origin of the raw materials, which can be adapted to customers’ requirements: leaves, roots, bark, grains, seeds, fruits/vegetables, semi-processed products (oils, powders).

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Tailor-made solutions

Berkem offers the manufacturing of:

  • Dry extracts (atomisate, pre-mixed powders)
  • Liquid extracts (aqueous, glycerine, alcoholic, hydro-alcoholic and hydro-glycolic extracts)
  • Semi-solid extracts (soft or concrete extracts)
  • Standard or titrated plant extracts
  • Purified active ingredients

Technology and expertise

  • Extraction of all solvents
  • Purification and concentration (filtration, decantation, centrifugation, precipitation, distillation, crystallisation, thermisation, etc.)
  • Drying and spraying
  • Powder mixing
  • Fine chemicals: esterification, etherification, hemisynthesis, vectorisation, encapsulation, acid and enzymatic hydrolysis
  • Characterisation of active ingredients

Analysis and characterisation

Berkem's analysis laboratory implements a variety of tools (HPLC, GPC, IR, UV, TLC), leading in particular to the characterisation of active ingredients.

Organoleptic, physio-chemical, microbiological studies and pesticide or heavy-metal detection are also carried out in order to guarantee the optimal quality of the products.

New methods are regularly developed to support customers even further.

A wide scope of applications

  • Natural antioxidants
  • Phenolic compounds
  • Natural, concrete, absolute aromatic extracts and fractions, floral waters
  • Vectorisation of assets
  • Unsaponifiables
  • Polysaccharides
  • ...
  • Natural antioxidants
  • Phenolic compounds
  • Natural, concrete, absolute aromatic extracts and fractions, resinoids, oleoresins
  • Aromatic extracts with supports (atomisation and encapsulation)
  • Protein concentrates and hydrolysates
  • ...