Axxence has invested heavily in new product development, noted founder Joost van Neck during a recent visit to the company’s Emmerich, Germany, headquarters.
Axxence develops and produces European natural aroma chemicals—including isolates and sulfur compounds—at its R&D hub in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. There, a 10-person R&D staff focuses on the development of natural products such as pyrazines isolated from fusel oilsa. Other isolations include rose oxide from geranium oil, notes technical director Peter van der Schaft. This process requires several isolation steps.