CULTIVATE NEW TOMORROWS

IFF-LMR Naturals’ Research and Development Center in Grasse is supported by IFF’s R&D Union Beach Facility, New Jersey.

  • Quest for new sources of botanicals across continents
  • Understand Nature, to get the best of nature
  • Elucidation of complex structure bio-technologies
  • The best of scientific and natural worlds, the search for naturals of the future

IFF-LMR R&D TEAM INVESTIGATES BOTH EXISTING NATURAL INGREDIENTS AND NEW BOTANICALS:

Varietal selection

Upstream selection, breeding, regeneration and propagation of botanicals to select the best of nature.

Cultivation

Experiments on flowers and plants in LMR’s own fields; optimization of cultivation practices to improve yields while minimizing the impact on the environment.

Harvesting

Mechanization of crop harvesting to reduce costs while improving quality and yields.

Extraction

State of the art technology to deliver the best of natural ingredients to perfumers:  Steam distillation, sub or super critical fluid extraction, including CO2.

Reprocessing

Fractionation & molecular distillation to deliver unique olfactive facettes of an ingredient or eliminate regulatory or technical limitations of the ingredients.

 

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VARIETAL SELECTION

The LMR R&D team is active at all stages of this varietal selection, for many of our key naturals.

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CULTIVATION

LMR is actively working with farmers on optimizing their cultivation processes.

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HARVESTS & PROCESSES

Harvesting is a very delicate process, when not done right, it SPOILS the vegetal. It’s a matter of PICKING...

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EXTRACTION

Our integrated refinement techniques and integration with IFF Perfumers allow us to propose custom-made...

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