Alliance Formed to Set International Standard for Botanical Extracts Processing
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Global Allied Processing Solutions has announced its strategic focus on the global organic material industry through its recent formation of an alliance representing companies on the forefront of technological advancements in processing equipment and practices. Founding members RotaChrom Technologies, the developer of the world's first industrial-scale Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC) technology platform, and Heidolph Instruments, the leader in the production of premium laboratory equipment, created G-APS to further establish best practices for the processing of raw materials through education and innovative equipment offerings.
RotaChrom and Heidolph formed G-APS through a shared vision and understanding of the global processing marketplace spanning several industries including pharmaceuticals, natural extracts, food and beverages, and cosmetics and fragrances. The Organization’s goal is to provide businesses with one-stop-shop access to multiple solutions for their processing and manufacturing infrastructure needs, with a specific focus on the extraction and purification of botanically-derived compounds and molecules. G-APS’ mission is to provide businesses with a vetted network of worldwide equipment suppliers that have proven results and work together seamlessly – avoiding potential overhead costs and risks when pairing machines that have not been previously tested in manufacturing settings.
“There are many nuances regarding equipment selection and production processes that must be taken into account when designing a fully functional processing facility,” said RotaChrom CEO László Madarász. “As operators in rapidly growing markets must navigate through an increasingly complex landscape to support their business’s success, we sought to build an alliance of vetted companies offering cutting-edge solutions to the processing segment of multiple industries’ supply chain.”
RotaChrom North America President Gyula Kangiszer stressed the importance of integrated solutions: “Customers face many challenges when trying to optimize ‘mix and match’ equipment. We are proud to provide a solution by combining our company’s technologies with other leading providers to create this much needed network.”
Founding companies RotaChrom and Heidolph are high-end equipment producers in the respective fields of purification and solvent recovery. The combination of the two founding members’ technologies resulted in a highly efficient system based on an optimized collaborative working principle that G-APS will expand upon with the addition of other member companies. To showcase the synergies between the companies’ equipment, the Organization in installing showrooms in multiple locations in Europe and North America. G-APS will announce more information when the installations are ready for public access.
“When we first paired our systems, we found that they were perfectly balanced and highly automated, allowing us to achieve increased throughput while providing unmatched quality results,” said Heidolph Instruments CEO Wolfgang Jaenicke. “We recognized that like-minded equipment companies should align to offer a full suite of resources to increase operational stability and find solutions in processing that allow greater capacity and automation, decrease costs, and increase output. Instead of operators being forced to piece together systems and test their efficiencies on a case-by-case basis, G-APS provides a coalition of equipment manufacturers whose technologies operate in tandem with one another. We hope to engage with other manufacturers who provide equipment for the processing phase of various supply chains, vet them on the basis of quality and safety, and build systems that are predetermined to give operators the ultimate result they are seeking.”
Heidolph North America President Jim Dawson added, “We are confident this value-add type of organization will not only be beneficial for our customers, but for the industry as a whole. Due to rising demand for more sophisticated solutions for separation, this partnership brings together two world class technologies resulting in an automated high precision separation for end users”.
G-APS aims to set standards for the processing industry as well as bring strategic cooperation, shared research and development, integrated project and sales activities, and value-add metrics needed for forward-thinking innovation. In addition to efficiency, the alliance is committed to bringing together systems that are flexible against the ever-changing regulatory and product landscape of the pharmaceutical, natural extract, food and beverage, and cosmetic and fragrance industries.