Asia Plantation Capital has been establishing sustainable, natural, Patchouli oil production on its plantations for the last year. Patchouli oil is removed from the leaves of the perennial patchouli bush (which regrows) enabling the leaves to be collected, sustainably, every 3 to 4 months.
The recent harvest and production of Patchouli oil, by Asia Plantation Capital, on its plantations in Sri Lanka has actually been certified as superior grade by independent experts at the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI), Colombo. When analysed by means of mass spectrometry by the ITI, samples of our oil tested favorable for the significant substances of Patchouli oil.

Of these substances, Patchouli alcohol is the primary constituent which figures out the quality of the oil. As a result, the rate of the Patchouli oil strongly depends on the ratio of Patchouli alcohol present in the oil. Spectrometry results clearly show the high content of patchouli oil (0.53 %) and patchouli alcohol (54.56 %) in the oil sample which was taken after the purification process. A patchouli alcohol material of over 30 % is thought about exceptional quality.These outcomes show that the cultivation of patchouli for commercial oil extraction in Sri Lanka is a sensible recommendation.

This is a considerable development for Asia Plantation Capital in Sri Lanka. We already cultivate Patchouli in Thailand and are now getting ready to follow our success in the production of high quality Oud oil with large scale production of Patchouli; for Sri Lanka, this can be especially beneficial as it can create a new, high quality crop to enhance exports and the rural economy.

Lalith Ganlath, Attorney for Asia Plantation Capital in Colombo, states, “It’s a satisfaction to see the difficult work of the Sri Lankan, Asia Plantation Capital group settling in Sri Lanka, on the back of plantation jobs which the Company runs in other parts of South East Asia, and assisting to contribute research and innovation to the country’s farming export markets. I am very keen to help promote this project and encourage out-growers to cultivate the Patchouli, which can enter into their existing agroforestry incomes. It will certainly likewise assist maximise land usage and returns for rural farmers, with Asia Plantation Capital agreeing to redeem the dry leaves which can be collected every 3 months.”.

Asia Plantation Capital currently has its own distribution workplaces, retail shops and warehouses in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and the USA, providing the market. It is well set to end up being a major supplier of sustainable Patchouli oil, traceable to the source of production– Patchouli oil is among the most extensively made use of oils in the global Fragrance market and has a forecast market value of over $46 billion in 2018 (Source: Industry Analyst’s Inc.). Interestingly, Patchouli oil is one of the few natural important oils which can not be recreated in any high quality, artificially, for use in perfumes; making the need for this excellent oil reasonably assured.

Over the next year, the Company aims to develop over 5,000 acres of Patchouli fields making use of a combination of their own lands in South East Asia and out grower schemes in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia. All production for the plantations will be supplied with Certificate of Origin, Certificate of Analysis (CofA), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for exports and Flow of Processing and Product Specification. In addition, the oil will be packaged under the Group’s fragrance brand, “Fragrance Du Bois” and branded, “Patchouli Du Bois” as a further stamp of ensured quality — which has been a crucial to the success in internationally marketing the Company’s other essential oils such as Oud (agarwood) as well as infected wood chips.

Notes to Editors:.
About Asia Plantation Capital.
Asia Plantation Capital is an owner and operator of a varied variety of business plantation and farming companies across the Asia-Pacific area; globally, it is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated business. Established officially in 2008 (although running privately since 2002) the group now has plantation and farming projects on four continents, with functional tasks at numerous phases in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, The Gambia, North America and Europe.
Promoting the usage of licensed wood is the best way of avoiding deforestation, securing biodiversity and combatting poverty in the tropical rainforest areas. For the yachting sector, which makes every effort for quality and which is already included in environmental efforts, this is also a method of ensuring that no wood from prohibited logging is utilized.