The power of three: combining our unique expertise
We are using our expertise in Naturals, Synthetics and Biotechnology to invent a planet-friendly future.
By providing renewable ingredients that inspire creators and respect the environment – responsibly sourced and produced for present and next generations to enjoy.
Working with our suppliers at source
Innovating at our Grasse Center of Expertise
Leading with extraction technologies and renewable processes
Extending our legacy of discovery
Creating the iconic synthetics of today and tomorrow
Mastering green chemistry
Building on tradition through super-science
Leading a renewable carbon revolution
Delivering quality, efficiency, reliability and sustainability
Nature and Science combined to deliver ingredients that are original, renewable and emotionally charged. Come behind the scenes to find out more.
OUR INGREDIENTS TELL OUR STORY AND INSPIRE YOURS
Every Firmenich breakthrough since 1895, from iconic molecules to innovative extraction techniques, has been a stepping-stone to the next "first."
We learn from our past to improve your future.
See what we have achieved in the "golden age of Green Chemistry."
A Revolution in Natural Extractions
Firmenich unveils Firgood™ collection, a brand new range of pure, 100% natural extracts obtained by a revolutionary, sustainable proprietary extraction technology. This patented process, pioneered by Firmenich, enables the processing of biomass never previously used in the industry for natural ingredients. The very first pear Firgood™, ginger Firgood™ and green bell pepper Firgood™ are part of the Firmenich creative Perfumery palette.
Catalysis and supercritical CO2 extraction
Firmenich pioneered chemical catalysis with the launch of Paradisone® and launched the very first supercritical CO2 extract, a Pink Pepper, for use in perfumery. Our breakthroughs coincided with Anastas and Warner’s definition of the 12 Green chemistry principles.
Green Gate strategy and Naturals innovation
Two unique milestones set us apart: our Green Gate strategy, which ensures that all new molecules we discover or create will now be degradable, and our Naturals Center of Expertise in Grasse, France. Both demonstrate our commitment to protect and respect nature.
Industry-first biotechnology ingredient
Firmenich unveiled Clearwood® - the first biotechnology ingredient available to our industry. It is 100% natural, 100% renewable, biodegradable and the start of an innovative sequence.
Three steps ahead in renewability and natural extraction
Two acquisitions moved us forward. DRT widened our portfolio of renewable ingredients. Evonik CO2 unit added a new dimension to our supercritical fluid extraction capabilities. A third step came with EcoIngredient Compass™ – a tool highlighting the intrinsic green characteristics of our iconic molecules with full transparency.
Fusing nature and science
We harness and advance science to borrow from nature, mimic its treasures and even complement its riches with unique solutions. Our approach is extremely dynamic but always ethical and environmentally aware.
Sharing our strengths
Sharing Innovation Perfumery
Enhance any perfumer’s palette with renowned molecules, biotechnology specialties and supercritical fluid extractions.
Sharing Innovation Flavors
Find flavor inspiration from the Firmenich family of citrus ingredients and learn more about our proprietary high-technology extraction methods.
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Expanding into new markets
Offering the best of nature to design high-performance bio-sourced ingredients for nutrition, cosmetics and other industries.
With the acquisition of DRT (Les Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques) in 2020, we have become a leader in renewable and naturally-derived ingredients, paving the way for new endeavours in Health & Nutrition as well as new industrial markets.