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Beraca invests in new multipurpose technology to increase its portfolio of sustainable ingredients

The company has added a bioextractor complex to its plant in Pará, in the north of Brazil, and is aiming to grow 20% a year.

Beraca is the largest supplier of natural and organic ingredients from the Brazilian ecosystem to the cosmetics, personal care and pharmaceutical industries. In order to keep ahead of its competitors and increase its portfolio of components, the company - which was founded over 60 years ago - has just expanded its plant located in the city of Ananindeua, in the State of Pará.

The new structure includes a multipurpose bioextractor complex, which processes natural ingredients. The technology uses the totality of materials without generating waste, as it can transform the biomass resulting from the production process into other bioactive components which can then be used for a variety of applications in beauty and personal care products.

Mayara Sales, commercial manager at Beraca Brazil

Mayara Sales, commercial manager at Beraca Brazil

"The new plant is a company investment to increase its portfolio of ingredients and meet the needs of the market without giving up the company’s identity, which is sustainability," says Mayara Sales, commercial manager at Beraca Brazil. "Besides our extensive portfolio, which includes vegetable oils and butters, the multipurpose complex will allow us to manufacture a large quantity of bioactive extracts and aromatic compounds from leaves, roots, resins, vegetable oils and more."

She says that new ingredients - many of them a novelty in the market - will be developed with standardized actives with biological activity confirmed through tests of efficiency and application. "This brings value and innovation to the final products customized for our clients."

According to Sales, the recently opened structure could help Beraca to continue growing 20% a year - "a significant result that we have been achieving since 2016," she says. With this investment, the company - which distributes products to over 40 countries and has subsidiary companies in France and the United States - hopes to forge new partnerships and improve its relationship with current clients. The amount invested in the complex has not been disclosed.

The commercial manager notes that Brazil is the fourth largest producer of bioextracts in the world, behind China, Mexico and India. According to the Global Botanical Extract Market survey by Data Bridge Market Research, this sector could reach a global revenue of US$ 5.8 billion in 2022, growing an average of 9% a year until 2025.

"With this very promising outlook, the new Beraca plant will certainly contribute to the growth of this sector not only nationally, but internationally, contributing to position Brazil as a market leader," says Sales.

According to the company - which belongs to Grupo Sabará and Clariant - the never before seen structure in the north of Brazil could also help improve social-economic development in the region. Through the company’s Socio-Biodiversity Enhancement Program® (Programa de Valorização da Sociobiodiversidade®) - created 20 years ago - every fruit, seed and other vegetable ingredients used in the manufacturing process are harvested by agro-extractive communities in the Amazon and other biomes in Brazil.

Along with ensuring that raw materials are traceable, field practices are sustainable and that the manufacturing process and ingredient supply is ethical, the program benefits over 2,500 families all over Brazil.

Renata Martins

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