PRODUCTION Arda Natura for the production of vegetable extracts from medicinal plants

Produzione di estratti vegetali per la cosmetica

Arda Natura: una vasta gamma di prodotti e materie prime per l'industria cosmetica

Arda Natura: the beginning of the new path of ACEF

Arda Natura was founded in 1992 as an ACEF satellite company and specializes in cosmetic and dietetic production of:

  • Plant extracts from officinal plants
  • Mixtures for food use

Products for the cosmetic industry range between different types of products:

  • Glycolic and glyceric extracts: extracts in which the solvent mixture is made up of propylene-water glycol or vegetable-water glycerol; are produced using an extractor that, in addition to working at a higher temperature than the ambient temperature, keeps the solvent in continuous motion, allowing a better and faster extraction.
  • Liposoluble Extracts: They are macerated in oil (sunflower or corn) kept at room temperature for a period ranging from 30 days to 2 months with daily agitation. Some liposoluble extracts, however, require extraction at 40 ° -50 ° C.
  • Distilled water: produced by steam distillation. The steam, which flows through the plant enriching its volatile components, passes into the condenser and cools down into distilled water.
  • Functional Cosmetic Compounds: These are hydrolysed proteins and quaternized proteins (Proquat) that provide excellent conditioning properties for hair and skin care products.

In the diet and integratory field, Arda Natura produces a series of glycerate extracts and provides references with a list of about 100 herbal teas (for preparation of herbal mixtures) and powder.

A manufacturing plant with a high level of safety and environmental respect

The Arda Natura plant – designed to be safe, environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art technologically – is divided into several closely related areas:

  • a production area;
  • an analysis laboratory for chemical-physical and microbiological control;
  • a storage warehouse.

The production unit includes: three turbine extractors, twelve static macerators, two mixers, a continuous vacuum concentrator and a reverse-osmosis and ultrafiltration-purified water production plant connected to the central plant.
All discharges flow into a sewage treatment plant based on the SBR (Sequencing Batch Reactor) system.
In order to prevent any risk of particulate and microbial contamination, the production space is maintained at a higher pressure compared to the external environment.

Every batch produced, goes through our Analysis Laboratory which performs chemical-physical and microbiological control over the semi-finished product and further microbiological control over the finished product. At the end of the analysis a certificate is produced that accompanies each batch of production.

Last but not least, the storage area includes a warehouse for finished products and one for medicinal herbs for sale or production. The latter is equipped with an autonomous conditioning unit that keeps the air at a constant temperature of 22-23 ° C with a relative humidity of 50% so as to guarantee the perfect preservation of the raw materials.


ACEF offre 4 linee di prodotti destinata all'industria cosmetica
ACEF offre 100 prodotti destinati al mercato degli integratori alimentari
ACEF garantisce la qualità dei suoi prodotti grazie a più di 15 tecnici specializzati

Only the best raw materials

Through its 75 years of history, ACEF is now recognized as a leading company in the distribution of pharmaceutical, cosmetic, galenic and food supplements.

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An unique, complete and varied offer

ACEF over time has gained an experience that today allows it to provide references with a list of over 7,000 articles available in customizable cuts for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, galenic and nutraceutical markets.

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A safe and guaranteed production process

In ACEF, the re-pack areas are environmentally monitored and recorded in accordance with the highest quality standards. The reliability and safety of the products is also ensured by the certifications the company is in possession of.

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A high qualified team

Thanks to experience gained in the field, the sales force and the technicians of ACEF are able to support customers through specific consulting services, providing a personalized service that takes care of every single need.

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