Exenia is a company founded in order to research and to apply an innovative technology, based on the use of supercritical fluids, especially carbon dioxide (CO2). Main activities of the company are: research and development; product optimization; engineering for plant design; production; quality control and technical documentation.
Exenia gives prominence to environmental topics: in fact its philosophy is to improve quality products without harming the environment. Supercritical fluids technology doesn’t employ chemical substances to process vegetable matrices, leaving no polluting tailings.
Exenia offers its technology as well as its know-how in several fields, mainly in pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industry. In the food industry, supercritical techniques are successfully applied for the extraction of natural essences, active ingredients, essential oils, flavourings and dyes, using the most up to date technology. Besides, Exenia operates in the pharmaceutical field for the production of controlled drug delivery systems starting from biocompatible polymers, encapsulation of drugs with biopolymers for a controlled release of the drug or to mask the drug taste, comminution of active principles to obtain micronic or sub-micronic powders having a narrow particles size distribution.