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Extracts from nature
Nature is part of our DNA
Today being conscious of the environment has become a way of life for many consumers around the world. In particular consumers are looking for healthy products, associated with no pollution, waste and excess.
Silvateam has been following this natural trend since 1854, when in chestnut valleys of Southern Piedmont, it founded the first plant for the extraction of tannins.
Silvateam has been respecting the environment without any compromise. Nature is part of our DNA.
Today Silvateam is a worldwide leader in the production and commercialisation of vegetables extracts from different raw materials, such as chestnut, quebracho, Tara, mimosa, myrabolan and gambier.
Silvateam researches, manufactures and develops vegetable extracts used for high quality tanned leather, oenology, animal nutrition and other industrial applications, for example chemicals, oil drilling, textiles and mining.
Vegetable tanned leather is today at the centre of a significant rediscovery by consumers interested in products combining excellent quality standards, natural raw materials and technologically advanced manufacturing processes.
Tannins are essentials constituents in the physiology of many plants, protecting them from harmful physical and biological events. Tannins also have important nutraceutical properties: they are bioactive substances capable of producing beneficial effects in the body if they are ingested in the diet for long periods of time. Tannins are molecules useful for human health because of their antioxidant properties.
During the last few years, the company has successfully penetrated the animal nutrition market with the creation of vegetable extract blends developed to answer the specific needs of farmers and to improve the general health and wellbeing of their animals.
Thanks to the knowledge in the vegetable extracts sector and the valuable international experience that its technicians have acquired in the hydrocolloids business has allowed Silvateam to provide effective solutions answering the requirements of its customers. The main available extracts are Tara gum and pectin.