Arjuna completes construction of new turmeric facility in India
Arjuna Natural Extracts has completed the construction of its new turmeric extract facility in Coimbatore, India.
The new facility will produce the company’s BCM-95 branded turmeric extract.
It is expected to triple the company’s curcumin production capacity and increase the output, while focusing on waste reduction.
Construction works on the new facility began ten months back.
Arjuna Natural Extracts chairman and managing director Kunjachan said: "Buyers of curcumin extracts have become acutely aware of possible contamination in turmeric extract formulations.
"They prefer marketing trusted brands such as BCM-95 that follow the strictest possible quality-centric measures and have gold standards in production.
“The new plant is fully automated and ready to meet the growing demand for this well-researched healthful ingredient."
Arjuna intends to begin commercial production at the plant this month.
The demand for curcumin product has increased globally, as the majority of the companies are using this product for manufacturing dietary and herbal supplements.
In 2014, the curcumin market was valued at $35.7m and is expected to reach $84.3m by 2022.
Arjuna stated that it has been working with farmers who harvest the turmeric extract efficiently to ensure that the product delivered is clean and safe with zero contamination.
Arjuna’s US associate firm DolCas Biotech recently received self-affirmed Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status for the BCM-95 turmeric extract.
Image: Arjuna will triple BCM-95 production. Photo: courtesy of Arjuna Natural Extracts.