K.D. Pharma Bexbach - Healthy growth

For more than 20 years, KD Pharma Bexbach has been one of the leading producers of highly purified and superior-quality omega-3 fatty acids, used as ingredients for food supplements and increasingly for pharmaceuticals.


For more than 20 years, KD Pharma Bexbach has been one of the leading producers of highly purified and superior-quality omega-3 fatty acids, used as ingredients for food supplements and increasingly for pharmaceuticals.

The company has successfully completed its first phase of production expansion in Bexbach, Germany. Conclusion of the second and third phases is anticipated in July and December respectively.

On completion, total production capacity will reach 2,000 metric tons of highly concentrated omega-3 a year. With this new, state-of-the-art production plant, KD Pharma will be well positioned to supply the increasing international demand for high-quality omega-3-based active pharmaceutical ingredients.

KD Pharma uses patented production technology, based on supercritical fluid chromatography and supercritical fluid extraction, which can produce individual omega-3 fatty acids of the highest purification levels (up to 99%).

In 2014, KD Pharma will launch a newly developed and patented water-based allergen-free omega-3 suspension. This innovative product will expand the application range of omega-3 concentrates to water-based products and beverages. Further developments in the KD Pharma pipeline include an omega-3 paste and algae-oil EPA concentrates.

Meanwhile, at the VitaFoods Exhibition 2014 in Geneva, the company will present its new series of omega-3 oils, specially designed for high-quality supplements. These oils will be medium to high-concentrate omega-3 compositions containing up to 800mg/g EPA with very little docosahexaenoic acid (less than 2%) for optimal cardioprotective effects. The series will be produced, just like all the other KD oils, under fully certified current good manufacturing practice conditions, and will be offered to the market at a very competitive price.


KD Pharma is a manufacturer of Omega-3 fatty acids (as ethylesters EE, triglycerides TG and free fatty acids FFA). For the production of these highly concentrated Omega-3 fatty acids, KD Pharma designed, developed and patented kd-pür, a Super Critical Fluid (SCF) technology consisting of Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) with this technology KD Pharma is the only manufacturer able to custom tailor Omega-3 concentrations according to individual wishes.

Why KD Pharma?


1. kd-pür: a gentle and environment-friendly way to Omega-3 products

The kd-pür technology involves a two step process for extracting and refining highly purified Omega-3 fatty acids.

  • Super Critical Fluid Extraction (SFE)
  • Super Critical Fluid Chromatography (SFC)

Both steps use pressurized Carbon Dioxide (CO2) at a temperature below 50 °C (122 °F). Under this condition CO2 acts as an excellent and very selective solvent for fatty acids and can thus be used in the extraction process and later as "mobile phase" in the concentration process the SFC. This advanced technology therefore gently extracts and highly purifies Omega-3s without:

  • Excessive heat (no isomers)
  • Chemical solvents (no traces of toxic solvents in the final product)
  • Oxygen (no oxidation, better stability)

Production of Omega-3 fish oils using SCF has a minimal impact on the environment.

2. kd-pür: wide range of variation of the fatty acid composition

The kd-pür technology produces Omega-3 fatty acids of unsurpassed quality and purity in concentrations of up to 99%. Our main focus lies on EPA (Eicosapentaenoicacid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoicacid) the two Omega-3 fatty acids most important for human health.

Due to the kd-pür technology KD Pharma can offer a variety of different composed Omega-3 products (with EPA and DHA as main components).

3. kd-pür: wide range of products possible

The kd-pür technology provides a wide range of variation of the fatty acid composition. KD Pharma can offer these different composed products in three forms:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters (EE)
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Triglycerides (TG)
  • Omega-3 Free Fatty Acid (FFA)

Because of the advantages of the two steps of kd-pür (SFE/extraction AND SFC/chromatography), KD Pharma is able to produce these products as highly concentrated, purified, pharmaceutical grade Omega-3 fatty acids.

KD Pharma provides Omega-3 fatty acids for pharmaceutical use and as food supplements.

4. kd-pür: a summary

So Why KD-Pharma?

  • Production of concentrated Omega-3 fish oil that:-

- does not contain organic solvents
- is not subjected to oxidative stress through high temperature
- is highly concentrated using high Separation selectivity
- It is the only manufacturer able to custom tailor Omega-3 concentrations to unique, customer directed specifications

  • KD Pharma offers: - many different composed Omega-3 fatty acid products

- the products in three forms (EE, TG, FFA)
- the products in pharmaceutical grade or as food supplements

  • Using the kd-pür technology the production has a minimal impact on the environment

History

KD Pharma was founded in 1988 by Rudi Krumbholz and Michael Dorscheid, two scientists specializing in the field of separation technology. Their focus was to develop extraction and purification technology for lactulose, a synthetic sugar primarily used as a pharmaceutical ingredient. Emphasis was placed on manufacturing practices for pharmaceutical grade product.

Following the sale of this innovative technology, their focus shifted to the promising Omega-3 market, today's fastest growing category in the natural health products industry. For this interesting working field they designed, developed and patented kd-pür, a Super Critical Fluid (SCF) technology consisting of Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) and Supercritical Fluid Chromatography (SFC) that gently extracts and purifies PUFAs (Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acids), most notably highly pure and concentrated Omega-3s.

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URL: www.kd-pharma.de

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