When we say we have 20,000 formulas, it’s important to see our process –
It’s taken us 20 years to deformulate 20,000 fragrances and flavors. Our process, first we secure a viable test sample, which is challenging at times. Next we perform a customized series of extractions to isolate different components present in the sample (i.e. polymeric components, surfactants, etc.) and one or all of the following tests may be used depending on the quality of the sample provided.
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FT-IR) and NMR analysis of the different extracts are performed. Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (SEM/EDXA) of the insoluble material is performed to identify any inorganic materials present. Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) is performed to provide a molecular weight range of the observed polymeric components, if present. HPLC, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), and Gas Chromatography (GC) analysis is performed to identify and quantify the organic volatiles present.
Next it takes several hours to accurately compile like chemicals. We now have roughly 80%+ of the formula, and we next bring in our perfumer to close the gap for a near perfect match. This process from start to finish takes on average 2-3 weeks. We’ve already done the work, so you can utilize our years of experience, hard work & technology today at a fraction of the cost & in a fraction of the time and turn this intellectual property into sales & gross revenue or an amazing hobby.