Asia Plantation Capital has actually been establishing sustainable, natural, Patchouli oil production on its plantations for the in 2013. Patchouli oil is drawn out from the leaves of the seasonal patchouli bush (which grows back) permitting the leaves to be collected, 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 premium 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 major substances of Patchouli oil.

Of these substances, Patchouli alcohol is the main constituent which identifies the quality of the oil. Consequently, the rate of the Patchouli oil strongly depends upon the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil.

Spectrometry results plainly suggest the high content of patchouli oil (0.53 %) and patchouli alcohol (54.56 %) in the oil sample which was taken after the distillation procedure. A patchouli alcohol content of over 30 % is considered outstanding quality.
These outcomes reveal that the cultivation of patchouli for office oil extraction in Sri Lanka is a sensible recommendation.

This is a substantial breakthrough 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 large scale production of Patchouli; for Sri Lanka, this can be especially helpful as it can develop a new, high quality crop to improve exports and the rural economy.

Lalith Ganlath, Attorney for Asia Plantation Capital in Colombo, states, “It’s a satisfaction to see the effort of the Sri Lankan, Asia Plantation Capital team paying off in Sri Lanka, on the back of plantation jobs which the Company runs in other parts of South East Asia, and assisting to contribute research study and innovation to the nation’s agricultural export markets. I am really keen to assist promote this task and motivate out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can enter into their existing agroforestry earnings. It will certainly likewise assist maximise land use and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation Capital consenting to purchase back the dry leaves which can be harvested 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 industry. It is well set to end up being a major provider of sustainable Patchouli oil, traceable to the source of production– Patchouli oil is among the most commonly utilized oils in the global Fragrance industry and has a forecast market value of over $46 billion in 2018 (Source: Industry Analyst’s Inc.). Remarkably, Patchouli oil is one of the couple of natural essential oils which can not be reproduced in any high quality, synthetically, for use in perfumes; making the need for this exceptional oil relatively ensured.

Over the next year, the Company aims to establish over 5,000 acres of Patchouli fields using a combination of their own lands in South East Asia and out grower plans in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia. All production for the plantations will 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 an additional stamp of guaranteed quality — which has actually been a crucial to the success in internationally marketing the Company’s other essential oils such as Oud (agarwood) and also infected wood chips.

Notes to Editors:.
About Asia Plantation Capital.
Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a varied range of office plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific area; worldwide, it is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Their focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation tasks which are tailored to the domestic and office needs of the nations in which they operate. Working closely with and supporting regional neighborhoods is an underlying, core concept of the APC company. It offers social and cultural support – in addition to financial investment – to move these communities far from logging and unlawful logging activities (formerly viewed as a major income source in some regions of Asia). Developed formally in 2008 (although running independently given that 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural jobs on four continents, with operational jobs at numerous phases in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.

Promoting the usage of certified wood is the very best method of preventing deforestation, safeguarding biodiversity and fighting poverty in the tropical jungle regions. For the yachting sector, which aims for quality and which is already included in ecological efforts, this is likewise a method of making sure that no wood from illegal logging is made use of.