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Supercritical CO₂ Extraction

Carbon dioxide solutions for a safer and healthier world

Are you interested in removing the hazardous organics solvents from your processes? Are you interested in developing safer, better and healthier products?

Our experienced engineers and researchers can help to explore and develop this emerging technology where carbon dioxide is converted into a powerful solvent that can remove fat from food, extract and purify nutraceuticals and natural products or produce safer drugs.

In our supercritical CO₂ technologies dedicated lab, Air Products has accumulated vast experience in the optimal management of carbon dioxide as a solvent and the optimization of the processing of different materials. We offer this experience to allow you to evaluate the advantages that carbon dioxide could bring to you.

In addition to the extraction of natural products, supercritical carbon dioxide is able to micronize dyes and drugs at mild temperatures, sterilize medical devices without heat, dying or dry cleaning of textiles and produce highly porous materials among other applications.

As alternative to organic solvents, the utilization of our carbon dioxide allows the reduction of the footprint of your processes, and avoid the trouble of handling solvents.

Our Carbon Dioxide Solutions for Supercritical Extraction

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Laboratory

Our high-pressure equipment allows exploring and demonstrating the advantages of supercritical carbon dioxide

Long Experience on Managing Carbon Dioxide

Our experts can advise on the right equipment, carbon dioxide supply mode and optimize your process


It allows yields similar to organic solvent extraction without compromising the quality and safety of the extracts.


Carbon dioxide is not flammable and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by FDA and European administrations

Reduction of the Ecological Footprint of your Processes

Carbon dioxide is captured from clean industrial emissions, offering one of the lowest footprints from non-polar solvents


We offer experience that allows you to evaluate the advantages that carbon dioxide offers

Do you need to replace harsher solvents or improve safety?

Air Products can help to improve your extraction processes, contact us today.

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Key Advantages of the Supercritical CO₂ Extraction

  • High extraction capacity
  • Very effective in removing active ingredients from plants
  • Gentle temperatures do not damage the product
  • Exposure to oxygen is reduced, allowing the purest preservation of valuable ingredients
  • Safe, non-flammable, non-corrosive, non-toxic
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