Insect – Diptera
Non Invasive Specie

Worldwide presence naturally
Not a vector for diseases
No known pathologies
Widest food spectrum

Alpha Chitin is mastering management and growth of the BSF (Hermetia Illucens) larvae, in its subsidiary SFly Farming. Rearing techniques allow maximizing chitin production within the larvae.

We have developed methods and tools, integrated into our rearing process, allowing an unprecedent control over biological development (reproduction, development, biosafety, dedicated environment) using a specific diet that meets all EU standards, is non-GMO certified, and can be fully organic.

Alpha Chitin has finalized a proprietary extraction and purification method adapted to the larvae characteristics and composition. Its environmental footprint is massively reduced (compared to conventional shrimp shell based methods) and its overall efficiency allows the offering of a very large range of high specification chitosan (from smallest to highest molecular weights, crystallinity can be adjusted within limits, medium to vey high purity levels).

INTEGRATED PRODUCTION & TRACEABILITY

NO ANTIBIOTICS & NO GMO

HERMETIA ILLUCENS - BSF

insect Hermetia Illucens chitin chitosan

Crustacean – Antartic Krill
100% Wild animal
New innovative fishing method and equipment
Much less invasive for natural environment and under permanent scrutiny

Krill used by Alpha Chitin comes from Antartica. Its fishing is highly scrutinized and subject to many regulations. Fishing techniques and technologies finalized by our partner are less invasive for bigger deep sea fishes and animals, much less destructive than conventional trawl based fishing.

Krill has been specifically prepared and stabilized to criterion defined by Alpha Chitin to allow maximum chitin extraction. We adapt our proprietary extraction and purification method to the specific composition and behaviour of krill. We are able to obtain a very white, quasi exclusively crystalline, small to medium size molecular weight chitosan.

TRACEABILITY – NO ANTIBIOTICS

CERTIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIP

ANTARTICA KRILL

Antartica Krill chitin chitosan

Vegetal Mycellium
Reared on a vegetal substrate

Alpha Chitin currently investigates the production of its own resource for a chitosan focused mycelium. That production will be fully traceable, and the chosen mycelium able to produce significant volumes of high quality chitosan.

We will propose fungi based chitosan with a purity higher than 80%, as well as a mixture of glucan and chitosan. Molecular weight will be small only. Final products can be Vegan certified.

INTEGRATED PRODUCTION & TRACEABILITY

VEGAN & NO GMO

MYCELIUM

Mycelium vegan chitosan

PROS OF ALPHA CHITIN OFFERING

Chitosan innovation

A Unique Process

Very innovative extraction and purification processes for chitin. Chitosan meeting the upmost criterion.

Chitosan quality

Full Traceability

Bespoke products, any specification possible. The whole value chain can be audited.

Chitosan expertise

Bespoke specifications and final products

Our final products will absolutely match your own criteria for quality and manufacturing application.

CONTACT US If you are looking for a technical solution with chitosan or oligo-saccharides that implies constant quality and very high repeatability, at the right price, we will be happy to help you bring your application to market.

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