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Site Visit: Ernesto Ventos, Barcelona
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured
Posted: February 24, 2012, from the March 2012 issue of P&F magazine.
A recent visit to Ernesto Ventós in Barcelona, Spain, included a stop in the company’s naturals plant, which is overseen by production manager Josep Maria Viñas. While many of the company’s ingredients are steam distilled in-field, the plant performs short-path molecular distillation, rectification and acetylization. In addition to the Spanish essential oils that comprise the company’s legacy, Ernesto Ventós produces new specialty products such as vetiveryl from Haitian vetiver, guaiyl acetate from Paraguayan guaiacwood and patchouli acetate.
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