Asia Plantation Capital Patchouli Oil Hits Premium Grade

Asia Plantation Capital has been developing sustainable, natural, Patchouli oil production on its plantations for the in 2013. Patchouli oil is extracted from the leaves of the perennial patchouli bush (which grows back) enabling the leaves to be gathered, 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 certified as superior grade by independent experts at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo. When analysed through mass spectrometry by the ITI, samples of our oil checked favorable for the significant substances of Patchouli oil.

Of these compounds, Patchouli alcohol is the major constituent which identifies the quality of the oil. As a result, the cost of the Patchouli oil strongly depends on the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil.
Spectrometry results clearly indicate 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 material of over 30 % is thought about outstanding quality. These outcomes show that the growing of patchouli for industrial oil extraction in Sri Lanka is a feasible recommendation.This is a considerable development for Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka. We already cultivate Patchouli in Thailand and are now preparing 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 advantageous as it can produce a brand-new, high quality crop to increase exports and the rural economy.

Lalith Ganlath, Attorney for Asia Plantation Capital in Colombo, says, “It’s a satisfaction to see the hard work of the Sri Lankan, Asia Plantation Capital team paying off in Sri Lanka, on the back of plantation tasks which the Company runs in other parts of South East Asia, and helping to contribute research study and innovation to the country’s farming export markets. I am really eager to assist promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can enter into their existing agroforestry incomes. It will likewise assist maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation Capital concurring to purchase back the dry leaves which can be gathered every 3 months.”.

Asia Plantation Capital currently 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 become a significant supplier of sustainable Patchouli oil, traceable to the source of production– Patchouli oil is among the most widely utilized oils in the worldwide Fragrance market and has a forecast industry value of over $46 billion in 2018 (Source: Industry Analyst’s Inc.). Interestingly, Patchouli oil is one of the few natural vital oils which can not be recreated in any high quality, artificially, for usage in fragrances; making the need for this exceptional oil relatively guaranteed.

Over the next year, the Company intends to develop over 5,000 acres of Patchouli fields utilizing 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 certainly be supplied 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 more stamp of guaranteed quality — which has actually been a key to the success in globally marketing the Company’s other important oils such as Oud (agarwood) as well as infected wood chips.

Notes to Editors:.
About Asia Plantation Capital.
Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a varied variety of industrial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region; globally, it is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Developed formally in 2008 (although operating privately considering that 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural projects on 4 continents, with operational projects at numerous stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.
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