Our AFYNERIE® technology produces a family of 7 completely biosourced organic acids: carboxylic acids containing from 2 to 6 carbon atoms. We manufacture our high-quality products through fermentation, and we achieve more than 99% purity for certain applications. This wide range of organic acids enables AFYREN to enter diversified and global markets.
Our natural molecules are identical to the ones that industries usually use and made from petroleum, thereby rendering them simply and instantaneously replaceable. Our 100% biosourced molecules allow you to reduce your environmental impact without affecting the performance of your products.
Acetic acid is a two-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acid that exists in nature and in a number of applications.
Acetic acid is the principal component of vinegar and gives it its typical sourness. In application as a natural flavouring substance, it can be used in the formulation of butter, cheese, chocolate, grape and strawberry flavours. It is widely used as a raw material for the production of a range of acetates with applications in flavours and fragrances.
Butyric acid is a four-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acid naturally present in the stomachs of humans and certain dairy products.
Butyric Acid is a feed material that is being used in animal feed formulations. This product is well known for its properties which support the reduction of the inflammation inside of an animal digestive tract. As such it enables the feed industry to provide alternative solutions to reduce the medication in livestock. (That way the end consumer gets an animal product without antibiotic residues).
Isobutyric acid is a four-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acid and an isomer of butyric acid.
Isobutyric acid and its volatile esters occur naturally in a wide variety of foods. It has a strong, buttery odour and a fruity taste when diluted. It has many applications as a natural flavouring substance for creamy-fruity tastes. It is also a raw material for the production of natural fruit flavourings.
Isobutyric acid esters are used in cosmetic products and flavourings and perfumes.
Valeric acid is a five-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acid that is widely used in esters for synthetic lubricants in refrigeration and in aeronautics turbines.
Valeric acid is a minor constituent of the perennial flowering plant Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), from which it takes its name. It has a very strong, penetrating, acidic odour and a pleasant fruity taste when diluted. Its main use is the synthesis of its esters. The salts and esters of valeric acid are known as valerates or pentanoates and are widely used in cosmetics and perfumes.Valeric Acid is a crucial component of Polyol Esters formulations that are used in applications of refrigeration and air conditioning such as industrial refrigeration, refrigeration systems for food storage or mobile and stationary air conditioning.
Isovaleric acid is a five-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acid and an isomer of valeric acid.
Isovaleric acid, an isomer of valeric acid, is useful in the production of nut and coffee flavours as well as butter, cheese, strawberry, etc. The resulting esters, such as ethyl isovalerate, are widely used in fruit, cheese, nut and other flavours.
Propionic acid is a three-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acid naturally present in the stomachs of ruminants.
Propionic acid has an acidic profile, and the resulting propionic acid esters have a fruity smell. They can be used as natural flavouring substances or as solvents in many flavour and fragrance applications.
Propionic acid is mainly used in bread and bakery products as a mould inhibitor. It is either introduced with the yeast or sprayed onto the bread to prevent moisture from penetrating the loaf.
Caproic acid is a six-carbon saturated monocarboxylic acid also known as hexanoic acid.
Caproic acid gets used in particular lubricant formulations in order to manage the viscosity level of the final lubricant. These lubricants are being used as Heat Management liquids in battery cooling for Electronic Vehicles.