Clariant and Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT) have established a strategic partnership that includes the subscription of approx. 10% equity shares of PAT by Clariant, joint development agreement and exclusive distributionship. Renowned for its highly sustainable and cutting edge technologies, PAT develops unique and powerful plant-based active ingredients for cosmetics.
The partnership brings PAT’s research strengths in discovering and producing precious compounds from plant roots together with the claim substantiation and the marketing and sales expertise of Clariant’s Active Ingredients business. These strengths will be combined for the development of new premium products and will reach the market through Clariant’s global network.
PAT is recognized for its high-end technologies used to explore the best plant natural compounds in a very sustainable way. Two proprietary technologies make it possible: Plant Milking Technology and Target Binding Technology.
Powered by nature and advanced with science, the products issued from PAT and Clariant Active Ingredients partnership address premium cosmetic markets looking for sustainable natural sourcing and scientifically proven efficacy. These products can be easily recognizable thanks to the “Premium Root Power” label.
Plant Milking Technology
This highly sustainable and eco-friendly solution enables to explore previously difficult to access parts of plants and allows for production of rare compounds on an industrial scale.Using an aeroponic system (cultivation without soil), PAT stimulates plant roots to make them produce targeted molecules in higher quantities than those found in their natural environment. Root exudation is a non-destructive process that “milks” the same plants several times a year.
Benefits of the technology:
* Eco-friendly: biocontrol, recycling water, few plant resources
* No plant destruction during harvest
* Discovery & optimization of plant capacities
* Full traceability from seed to active ingredient
* Complete mastery of plant environment
* Consideration of Nagoya protocol and ABS regulations
Target Binding Technology
This patented technology makes it possible to link the active molecule of an extract with specific cosmetic activities such as lightening, radical scavenging,...
Thanks to this technology, we easily know what molecule is bringing its activity to the extract, in order to provide products with a defined concentration in this active molecule, to ensure a strong efficacy and offer powerful extracts to our customers.
Prenylium™: safeguarder of the matrisome
Clariant Active Ingredients and PAT partnership already lead to the launch of a new premium active ingredients:
Prenylium is extracted from the root of Morus alba, a tree traditionally used in Chinese medicine. Accessing the roots of a tree without destroying it is only possible thanks to the Plant Milking technology. It makes Prenylium a rare and unique ingredient.
In addition, the use of an innovative process to stimulate the growth of the roots, allows reaching a concentration of prenylated flavonoids +2,000% higher than what can be typically found mulberry root extracts. This class of bioactive compounds has a higher affinity with cellular membranes and better interaction with biological targets. As a result, they possess an interesting variety of anti-aging activities such as anti-oxidant and immuno-protection.
By modulating CCN1 expression, Prenylium protects the skin’s core matrisome from degradation and maintains the structure of the matrix, to rapidly smooth wrinkles.