DENMARK — European speciality chemical supplier Azelis has opened an extraction and distillation plant in Denmark to produce smoke flavors.

This new facility located in Copenhagen, Denmark,  is one of the few units in the world producing highly concentrated smoke flavors for a range of food applications, including blends and sauces.

The new plant consists of distillation columns, storage, blending, a laboratory and office facilities covering a surface of 6,500 m².

Smoke flavorings are widely applied in the flavor and food blender industry for an extensive range of flavors and spice blends.

In some dishes, smoke flavorings, for example, can add a smoky note to the final food product, making it possible to reduce the addition of salt in the final recipe.

According to Azelis, tailor-made Smoke flavorings continue to be popular with chefs all over the world preferring them to traditional ones from traditional smoke facilities.

Azelis notes that traditional facilities are falling out of fashion since they have a much larger ecological impact and are based on smokes, which inherently also carry fractions of aromatics, compounds that are associated with negative health implications.

The new plant will produce Azeli’s tailor-made smoke flavors under the Scansmoke brand and is designed based on Azelis’ proprietary technology which is both highly efficient and environmental friendly.

Azeli’s says that the he use of Scansmoke allows producers to optimize their production process and gives them the possibility to create a smoky undertone in various food applications, making it possible to reduce the addition of salt in the final recipe.

Speaking during the facility’s inauguration, managing director at Azelis Nordic, Gert Schnoor, said; “Azelis was one of the pioneers in Scandinavia to manufacture and introduce Scansmoke flavorings to the marketplace.”

“With such a large production site, we are excited for the future growth of Scansmoke as we see significantly more business opportunities to serve,” Schnoor added.

The inauguration of the Danish facility comes weeks after Azelis announced that it had acquired 100% of the shares of “CW Pacific” in Australia.

CW Pacific specializes in the distribution of food ingredients for the bakery and meat market as well as specialty chemicals for the horticulture market.

Earlier in the year, The European Ingredients supplier had acquired a majority shareholding of MKVN Chemicals and VIET Chemical Trading and Service Company through their parent company Bellekimia Singapore Pte. Ltd (Bellekimia).

The company has also entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Came Chemical Mineral and Engineering S.r.l. (“CAME”) in Italy.

CAME is specialized in the distribution of chemicals for friction and sintering applications, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomeres), and cosmetics.

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