Asia Plantation Capital has been establishing sustainable, natural, Patchouli oil production on its plantations for the in 2013. Patchouli oil is drawn out from the leaves of the perennial patchouli bush (which grows back) enabling 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 been accredited as exceptional grade by independent analysts at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo. When analysed via mass spectrometry by the ITI, samples of our oil tested favorable for the major substances of Patchouli oil.
Of these substances, Patchouli alcohol is the primary constituent which determines the quality of the oil. As a result, the cost of the Patchouli oil highly depends on the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil.Spectrometry results clearly suggest the high content of patchouli oil (0.53 %) and patchouli alcohol (54.56 %) in the oil sample which was taken after the distillation process. A patchouli alcohol material of over 30 % is thought about excellent quality.
These results show that the cultivation of patchouli for commercial oil extraction in Sri Lanka is a sensible proposition.This is a significant development for Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka. We currently cultivate Patchouli in Thailand and are now gearing 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 especially beneficial as it can create a brand-new, high quality crop to enhance exports and the rural economy.
Lalith Ganlath, Attorney for Asia Plantation Capital in Colombo, states, “It’s a pleasure to see the hard work of the Sri Lankan, Asia Plantation Capital group settling in Sri Lanka, on the back of plantation jobs which the Company operates in other parts of South East Asia, and helping to contribute research study and development to the nation’s agricultural export markets. I am really keen to assist promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can become part of their existing agroforestry incomes. It will certainly likewise help maximise land usage and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation Capital consenting to redeem the dry leaves which can be harvested every 3 months.”.
Asia Plantation Capital currently has its own distribution offices, retail stores and storage facilities in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA, providing the industry. It is well set to end up being a major supplier of sustainable Patchouli oil, traceable to the source of production– Patchouli oil is one of the most extensively made use of oils in the global Fragrance market 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 necessary oils which can not be reproduced in any high quality, artificially, for use in perfumes; making the demand for this outstanding oil relatively guaranteed.
Over the next year, the Company intends to establish over 5,000 acres of Patchouli fields utilizing a combination of their own lands in South East Asia and out grower plans 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 certainly be packaged under the Group’s perfume brand, “Fragrance Du Bois” and branded,
“Patchouli Du Bois” as a further stamp of guaranteed quality — which has been an essential to the success in internationally marketing the Company’s other important oils such as Oud (agarwood) and also infected wood chips.
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About Asia Plantation Capital.
Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a varied variety of office plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region; globally, it is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated business. Developed officially in 2008 (although operating privately because 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural tasks on 4 continents, with functional jobs at numerous phases in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.
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