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  • SMEBiz
  • Tuesday, 06 Feb 2018

ExcelVite chief executive officer WH Leong.

EXCELVITE operates the first in the world and largest Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)-certified integrated production facility equipped with advanced Multi-Stage Molecular Distillation Extraction Technology to extract, purify and concentrate valuable phytonutrient products from crude palm oil (CPO).

ExcelVite, helmed by chief executive officer WH Leong (pic), is the first of its kind in the world for its unique production technology that allows the production of five products (three phytonutrient products and two biodiesel/oleochemical products) from one single feedstock – CPO, which is Malaysia’s most valuable renewable natural resource.

One of the unique attributes of the process includes concentrating the individual phytonutrient by up to 500 to 800 times, which was once thought to be impossible on an economically viable scale.

The company has lifted many barriers in the oil palm industry with regards to phytonutrient extraction from palm oil and paved the way for other companies to venture into this business, spawning a whole palm phytonutrient industry in Malaysia, which was not in existence before.

Its technology allows ExcelVite to lead the market in terms of setting the specification and quality for tocotrienols by various government regulatory authorities.

Its customers for palm phytonutrient products include manufacturers of dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, skincare products and healthy food/beverages.

It is the only tocotrienol producer that operates in accordance to PIC/S GMP – Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice for Medicinal Products in the market and its laboratory is accredited with ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and has won the Institut Kimia Malaysia’s Laboratory Excellence Award every year for the past 11 years.

ExcelVite was also the first in the market to produce high quality molecularly distilled methyl ester under the brand name EVFuel.

It meets both the Cold Soak Filtration Test (ASTM Specification) and Filter Blocking Tendency Test (EN Specification).

The high quality also allows EVFuel to be used for oleochemical processes (99% min total methyl ester).

ExcelVite’s palm methyl ester is known in the market to be one of the highest qualities.

Through relentless entrepreneurial spirit and perseverance, ExcelVite is able to bring forth the most potent form of vitamin E to the general public, not only in Malaysia but also worldwide.

Prior to ExcelVite, tocotrienol was not commercially available.

ExcelVite is known worldwide as the leading producer of high quality tocotrienols – locally produced, internationally marketed and recognised.

Innovative edge

Two distinct innovations apply within ExcelVite that sets itself apart from competitors.

First is process innovation, which is unique and proprietary to ExcelVite. This technology allows streamlined and commercially viable production of five main products – three phytonutrient products and two biodiesel/oleochemical products from one feedstock (CPO), thereby allowing full utilisation of the raw material.

No other companies have been able to produce five different streams of products from one single source of CPO.

Secondly, product innovation with the development of a “Second Generation Tocotrienol” system with a bioenhanced delivery system that guarantees an increase in absorption of each individual tocotrienol isoform by up to 300% compared to regular tocotrienol extract.

This is achieved through a strategic partnership with Hovid Berhad, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Malaysia.

Global market

ExcelVite’s two flagship products EVNol/ EVNol SupraBio palm tocotrienol complex and EVTene palm mixed-carotene complex are marketed overseas and locally through its own sales offices or strategic partnership with companies in destination countries (such as Japan).

Tocotrienol is a vitamin E but it is less well known than tocopherol (regular vitamin E) because of its less varied distribution in nature. It is mainly found in CPO.

Tocotrienol has gained significant interest in the research field for its incredible potential as a natural compound with therapeutic values targeting brain (stroke health), liver (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), heart, skin and hair growth.

The EVTene range of mixed-carotene products are marketed for use as natural colorant (yellow shades), as a source for vitamin A and antioxidant in various foods/drinks or dietary supplement applications.

With strong research focus, continuous innovation and alignment to current market trends, ExcelVite is the global market leader for these phytonutrients and will continue its march towards the pinnacle of palm nutraceutical excellence.

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