specialises in the development and manufacture of natural
active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), nutraceuticals,
natural food colours, standardised herbal extracts and spice
extracts for the beverage, dietary supplement, functional
food, pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical industries.
The division uses state-of-the-art, non-toxic,
high-selectivity super critical fluid extraction (SCFE) technology
to produce superior quality extracts.
The manufacturing facilities are kosher
compliant, Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) certified
and have been awarded a drug license from the Indian FDA.
IGL has also received accreditation from the Indian Spices
Board and is a member of Pharmexcil and Shellac.
The division has established an integrated, multi-process-centric
manufacturing set-up of 100,000 square feet, comprising an
SCFE facility integrated with solvent and aqueous extraction
units located at Dehradun (at the foothills of the Himalayas,
a herbal heritage location).
The multi-process facility produces a
wide range of customer-specific products with efficiency and
guaranteed purity. The division can process about 2,500MT
of raw material per annum.
Ennature maintains germ plasm for herbs
like artemisia, stevia, rosemary, marigold and sage among
others, in about 100 acres maintained under experienced agronomists.
These are transferred to farmers who have contract cultivation
agreements with IGL for buy-back.
Ennature has received funding from the
National Medicinal Plant Board for the development of germ
plasm of various herbs, and encourages farmers to cultivate
herbs. IGL has undertaken activities for the upliftment of
economically backward farmers as part of its CSR initiatives.
Raw material storage
The division has a strong hold over raw material procurement
through owned and contract cultivation. It has a well-ventilated,
well-partitioned raw material storage structure, which can
accommodate up to 200MT of raw material under hygienic conditions.
Different, raw, herbal materials can
be stacked without mixing and contamination. Temperature regulation
controls have also been installed.
Ennature has set up three, 300-litre vessels with 600-bar
pressure, which is the highest among companies in India. Each
vessel is fitted with a pressure pump individually, another
first in India. This system helps in maximum raw material
processing simultaneously, and at the same time, the vessels
can work independently.
Ennature has employed the latest equipment, technology and
processes to observe, monitor and quantify the physical, chemical
and microbiological properties of finished products.
In order to provide consistent quality
extracts, the division samples and tests products throughout
the extraction process to ensure guaranteed levels of marker
compounds in the finished products. Additionally, production
samples of all products are retained and stability tests are
The company ensures strict adherence
to cGMP regulations in all departments, with in-house training
by accredited staff.
Research and development
Ennatures R&D mission is to create world-class capabilities
for the discovery and development of newer natural ingredients
based on scientific excellence, innovation and integrity.
The divisions pilot production
plant performs laboratory-based pilot extractions to guarantee
purity and potency prior to proceeding with full-scale extraction,
thereby eliminating the possibility of undesirable results
and excessive costs.
Large-scale research is undertaken in
the development of plant-based secondary metabolite products,
nutraceuticals, phytopharmaceuticals (APIs) and their intermediates,
along with standardised herbal extracts for the global market.
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