Vanillin is the world’s most popular flavour for use in food and fragrances. Wood vanillin is naturally occurring within the tree, embedded in the tree structure.
During the biorefinery process the vanillin within the tree is separated, collected, purified to more than 99,9%, crystalized & packed in 25 kilo cartons. Vanillin widely occurs in plants and is one of nature’s protection systems.
This protection comes in the form of inherent anti-microbial properties which take effect when the trees or plants are attacked by fungi, yeast, bacteria or insects. As such, vanillin acts as a preservative when used in food, fragrance and cosmetic formulations.
Borregaard has produced wood vanillin since 1962. Today, Borregaard is the world’s most advanced biorefinery, making several hundred commercial bio-based products from trees.
“Borregaard supplies the market with high grade bio-based vanillin.”
There is a limited amount of vanilla beans produced globally, and there is an increasing market focus on replacing synthetic ingredients with bio-based,plant-based and sustainable ingredients.
Wood vanillin is defined as a Derived Natural ingredient for cosmetics and personal care according to the International Standard ISO 16128-1.