Tetra Extraction Technology is an innovative Slovak production-technology company engaged in the development and production of equipment for the extraction of mainly biological materials. Our portfolio includes the sale of extraction equipment, custom extraction services, sale of custom extracts and finished extract products. They can be used in gastronomy, and in the food, distillation, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
We are introducing the concept of highly efficient extraction, which exceeds other extraction methods (butane, CO2, ethanol, water…) in terms of quality and efficiency, as confirmed also by comparative analyses by accredited laboratories.
Unique technology based on 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane
We use 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane as a solvent. Compared to other extraction methods, this method offers various advantages allowing us to set our own higher quality standards for the production process and the resulting products. The main attributes of our technology include high efficiency, reliability, safety, low energy consumption and low operating costs. The transparency and environmental friendliness of the production and technological process are among our top priorities.
Facts about 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane
- 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane is a non-hazardous, non-flammable, inert gas.
- It does not react with the extracted material unlike other solvents (butane, CO2, ethanol, water…).
- The extraction process does not degrade the individual substances in the processed material, thus increasing extraction efficiency.
- 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane makes it possible to extract fresh raw material and thus obtain substances which might degrade or be completely lost in the drying process in some cases.
- 1,1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane does not damage the ozone layer.
Premium extracts with a true full spectrum
The Tetra Extraction Technology machine brings customers the highest quality extracts with a true full spectrum. The qualitative difference is in the sensory properties, in the broader spectrum of active ingredients (phytonutrients, terpenes, flavonoids, essential oils, waxes, etc.), and a significantly higher concentration of active ingredients.
The extracts are obtained by a continuous and complex process of extraction of one type of material, thus achieving the true full spectrum of natural substances. On the other hand, many products offered on the market achieve a so-called “full spectrum” and sensory properties by mixing synthetic flavours and isolates (often from unknown sources).
Handling and transport are easy thanks to compact dimensions and the mobile concept. The energy-saving properties of the machine allow it to be used under any conditions. As regards operation, no special qualification is needed: basic training is sufficient to enable almost anyone to operate the machine in a short period of time. The use of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane as the extraction agent results in a high yield throughout the entire process and thus makes efficient use of the feedstock.
The design of the machine and its components is certified, it meets all applicable standards and regulations. All vessels are equipped with safety valves, the pressure rarely reaches 10 bar, they are constantly monitored and, combined with the flawlessness and non-flammability of 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane, the entire machine is extremely safe.
The TES (Tetra Extraction Software) control software continuously monitors and controls all extraction process parameters, which, together with predictive maintenance and operator control, ensure good safety, efficiency and constant results.
We are a modern and innovative company committed to ecology and reducing the carbon footprint of all our activities. Our extraction process is a closed loop that minimises solvent loss. 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane is non-hazardous and non-toxic, therefore the waste biomass that remains after the extraction can be further processed. It can be used in agriculture as fertiliser, as livestock bedding or as fuel for biomass power plants, so our production process can be considered waste-free and environmentally sustainable.