Givaudan Swiss SA and XiMo Hungary Kft have announced the development of a catalyst and a process to synthesize a fragrance ingredient.
Givaudan has successfully produced the fragrance ingredient commercially. XiMo, a player in catalysts, has developed, produced and will supply the catalyst system used for this fragrance ingredient synthesis. Givaudan and XiMo have collaborated to develop and implement this innovative solution ready for the market.
XiMo expects its technology to become suitable for a wide range of applications and fields with the availability of cost-competitive catalyst systems at a commercial scale. XiMo will continue to develop catalysts based on Mo, W and Ru for commercial uses and plans to expand its production capacity to meet the demand in the market.
Agnes Bombrun, head of ingredients research, Fragrance & Beauty, Givaudan, said, “A new fragrance ingredient, has been developed and produced using a new sustainable process, awarded with a Nobel Prize in 2005. This was mainly possible thanks to our innovative approach and collaborative efforts between Givaudan and Ximo.”
Levente Ondi, managing director, XiMo, said, “The collaboration with Givaudan was a team effort. For me, it demonstrates the strength of collaboration and our technology. We are highly motivated by this development and will continue to grow our portfolio of commercially available catalysts to serve our customers.”