The high concentration of ceramides extracted by means of supercritical fluid technology has provoked great interest in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. Due to their composition, these ceramides increase the hydration of the skin and accelerate the repair of damaged skin tissue.
A fluid in a supercritical state is one that has been subject to conditions above their critical pressure and temperature parameters and which have corresponding intermediate properties - between those of a liquid and of a gas, and with ideal solvent properties.
One of the most recent projects developed at GAIKER in relation to this theme is that of CEREX (Obtaining Wool Ceramides by means of Supercritical Fluids Extraction) using sheep’s wool.
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