Asia Plantation Capital has been developing sustainable, natural, Patchouli oil production on its plantations for the last year. Patchouli oil is extracted from the leaves of the seasonal patchouli bush (which regrows) permitting the leaves to be collected, sustainably, every 3 to 4 months. The current harvest and production of Patchouli oil, by Asia Plantation Capital, on its plantations in Sri Lanka has been certified as superior grade by independent analysts at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo.When analysed via mass spectrometry by the ITI, samples of our oil checked favorable for the significant substances of Patchouli oil.
Of these substances, Patchouli alcohol is the main constituent which determines the quality of the oil. Consequently, the cost of the Patchouli oil strongly depends on the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil.Spectrometry results plainly suggest the high material of patchouli oil (0.53 %) and patchouli alcohol (54.56 %) in the oil sample which was taken after the purification process. A patchouli alcohol content of over 30 % is thought about exceptional quality.These results reveal that the cultivation of patchouli for industrial oil extraction in Sri Lanka is a practical proposal.
This is a significant development for Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka. We currently cultivate Patchouli in Thailand and are now getting ready to follow our success in the production of high quality Oud oil with big scale production of Patchouli; for Sri Lanka, this can be especially useful as it can produce a new, high quality crop to increase exports and the rural economy.
Lalith Ganlath, Attorney for Asia Plantation Capital in Colombo, states, “It’s an enjoyment to see the effort of the Sri Lankan, Asia Plantation Capital group settling in Sri Lanka, on the back of plantation tasks which the Company operates in other parts of South East Asia, and helping to contribute research and innovation to the country’s farming export markets. I am very eager to assist promote this project and motivate out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can end up being part of their existing agroforestry earnings. It will likewise help maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation Capital accepting redeem the dry leaves which can be gathered every 3 months.”.
Asia Plantation Capital already has its own distribution offices, retail stores and warehouses in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA, supplying the market. 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 commonly utilized oils in the international Fragrance market and has a forecast industry value of over $46 billion in 2018 (Source: Industry Analyst’s Inc.). Surprisingly, Patchouli oil is one of the few natural vital oils which can not be reproduced in any high quality, artificially, for use in fragrances; making the demand for this exceptional oil fairly ensured.
Over the next year, the Company intends to establish over 5,000 acres of Patchouli fields making use of a mix 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 an additional stamp of guaranteed quality — which has actually been a crucial to the success in worldwide marketing the Company’s other vital 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 diverse variety of office plantation and farming businesses throughout the Asia-Pacific area; globally, it is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Developed officially in 2008 (although running independently considering that 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural jobs on four continents, with operational projects at different stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.
Promoting the use of certified wood is the very best method of avoiding deforestation, protecting biodiversity and combatting poverty in the tropical rainforest areas. For the yacht sector, which makes every effort for quality and which is already included in environmental efforts, this is likewise a way of ensuring that no wood from illegal logging is made use of.