BELGIUM, Antwerp. Azelis, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, announces it has opened a new extraction and distillation plant in Denmark to produce smoke flavors. Azelis sells its smoke flavors under the Scansmoke brand.
The new plant, developed with Azelis’ proprietary extraction technology, consists of distillation columns, storage, blending, a laboratory and office facilities covering a surface of 6,500 m². It is located in an industrial area close to the city of Copenhagen and in the proximity of the airport.
The design of the new plant is based on Azelis’ proprietary technology and the key operations of distillation and extraction are fully automated. The smoke facility is furthermore one of the few units in the world producing highly concentrated smoke flavors. The storage building of the facility allows easy navigation through the raw materials and finished products and is set up to facilitate accurate and fast quarterly counts from different locations in the storage unit. The lab area of the facility will be used for quality control of batch samples. All food safety and cleaning procedures are in place, and the facility is currently in the process of implementing FSSC 22000 food safety certification.