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Vanilla Markets 2014/15January 22, 2015

Vanilla is produced in Madagascar, Indonesia and various South Pacific islands and it is a vital ingredient in many flavours and fragrances, particularly in the beverage industry. Although overshadowed in volume by synthetic alternatives it still remains an important ingredient in today’s markets. Madagascar and

IFEAT 2015 Sri Lanka Conference ReportNovember 01, 2015

...Conference seems to have been successful. In addition, two innovative sessions were introduced this year, in line with developments in the essential oils industry and the overall theme of the 2015 IFEAT Conference. The first session, chaired by Dr. Devapriya Nugawela, was on “Asia: Innovative Supplier of Ingredients” and there were three presentations dealing with developments ...

Patchouli Oil Supply MigrationMarch 29, 2015

where will be the next region of Indonesia to provide us with this wonderful plant? Who is investigating and investing in this? Will time allow plantations to move back to Java and Sumatra – maybe? As you can see this process never changes and as such will always create times of difficulty and other periods of consistency. The problem for ...

Ultra Report in January Perfumer & FlavoristJanuary 08, 2015

Ultra’s team were pleased to contribute this month to an interesting article for the industry’s Perfumer & Flavorist magazine. It features reports on how different conditions can affect our markets with this month’s featuring Indonesian Patchouli Oil, the Crimean Annex and Mexican Lime Oil. We will feature again in ...

Soulful Sandalwood StoriesJanuary 30, 2020

...Indian Sandalwood Santalum album Santalum album is native to India, Indonesia, and the Malay Archipelago. It is also grown in Australia. Height of the tree ranges from 4-9 metres. The tree can grow to one hundred years of age. Sandalwood is considered sacred in parts of Asia and India and is used in religious ceremonies. Odour Profile: ...

IFEAT CARTAGENA 2018October 03, 2018

IFEAT’s recently concluded gathering at Cartagena, Colombia witnessed a flurry of bustling activity at our meeting room. The enthusiastic team of the Ultra Group of Companies, Van Aroma and Golden Grove Naturals, was kept busy with visitors keen to explore products and partnerships. It gave us an opportune platform to showcase our enhanced strengths in sourcing and operations. Evenings ...

Van Aroma Introduce Vetiveryl AcetateJuly 04, 2017

...more sweet than spicy, often characterised as fresh, carnation and malty. Its has a long lasting tenacity on dry out and can be used as a single ingredient or as a booster to other clove notes with the main benefit in today’s market being that it currently has no IFRA restrictions. It’s recommended to be used at up to 5% in fragrance formulations. Iso Eugenol Iso Eugenol is ...

A Heaven ”Scent” ProfessionNovember 28, 2020

...my roots being strongly entrenched here. I interned with Azur Fragrances, Mouans Sartoux and Robertet in Grasse. Tinkering and dabbling with redolent essences and spirits, I was only 14 when I had a memorable experience to formulate fragrance and flavour blends. One summer, working as an operator, I learnt the intricacies of amalgamation that go into crafting bulk blends. Later, on an ...

Leading the Development of Eucalyptus OilsNovember 02, 2020

Miguel Doval Executive Vice President-Europe, Ultra international BV A highly motivated and experienced individual, Miguel Doval came to work for the Ultra Group after spending 12 years at Procter & Gamble, and seven years with Firmenich, Singapore. The switch was a natural progression for him, “I wanted to move away from my comfort zone and be closer to the soil, seed, and farmers. ...

All Eyes On AustraliaApril 07, 2020

...over time, speaking to a wider culture of historically conscientious ground management that contrasts significantly with farming neighbours like Indonesia, for example, where malpractice is still a challenge. Despite the ecosystemic handicaps, “Australian farmers have historically achieved strong productivity growth, increasing the ...