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In 1946 the Scientific Committee began the compilation of a set of monographs embodying the EOA standards for essential oils, aromatic chemicals and isolates, and related flavor and perfume materials. Approximately 300 of these have now been completed. They have been prepared by the scientific representative of the member companies, based on the analyticaI data and experience of their laboratories. They are intended to define realistically standard good quality material currently avaiIable commercially, and should provide fair standards for the evaluation of these materials in commercial transactions.
A short symposium was held by the Essential Oil Association on the problems affecting manufacturers and their supplies of both natural and synthetic raw materials. Four reports were given on various aspects of this subject and are summarized below:
Methods leading to (–)-, (+)-, and (±)-carvone have been reviewed, The technical production of (–)-carvone is based on the widely available (+)-limonene; the most favored route is that epitomized in Chart 1. Though the steps involved are simple, their exploitation is a wellguarded secret, There is no similar commercialscale production of (+)-carvone because the basic materials for its synthesis are not as readily available. However, sooner or later the rising demand for this ketone will ensure that it, too, will be produced synthetically.
The transformation of Norda is nearly complete, and it is now poised to challenge the very largest international leaders in the flavor and fragrance industry.
This new plant is in continuous production, producing only l-menthol. The total employment at this plant is 49, with 32 people in production. These 32 operate the plant 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The process is a very intricate and complicated series of completely continuous operations combined with automatic sequencing batch processes.
The very interesting and unique combination of a strong historical position in aroma chemicals together with a very old and top quality processor of natural materials gives the Naarden organization an unparalleled range of products to use internally, as well as to market to the worldwide industry.
Many other examples could be cited but those discussed above serve to make the point that we are part of the dynamic chemical industry where technological obsolescence is built into each new development. The resultant competitive pressure will keep our segment of the industry young and vigorous.
Gerard Mosciano is joined by Judith Michalski, senior creative flavorist, Edlong Flavors; Carl Holmgren, chief creative flavorist, director of flavor development, Brooklyn by Perfetti Ltd.; and Douglas Young, principle flavorist, Symrise, in the organoleptic evaluations presented here.
Materials from three major supplying units.
Just when you thought your flavor or fragrance hit all the right sensory triggers, International Flavor & Fragrances (IFF) came along with this patent application—for new cyclopropane chemistries that boost these experiences. But change can be good.