Soft soap is a biodegradable component consisting of potassium fatty acids and hence,is not considered a pollutant.Soft soaps have been used for more than two centuries to control insects and now with the growing awareness of the toxic effects of harsh chemicals,the usage of soft soap as a safer alternative has been garnering interest.Being mild,it can be used against plant fungal diseases without risk of spray scorch and as a general purpose sanitizer.Soft soap in its industrial application is a lubricant and used as an antiseptic in the production of surgical instruments.
Techno Chemicals Industries Ltd., Calicut, was incorporated in the year 1930 by the late Sri P.B. Kurup.While the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) was set up in India under the Ministry of Science and Technology only in the year 1986,as founder Chairman of Techno, P.B.Kurup was a pioneer in the field of biotechnology during the 1930s to 1980s, in a period when biotechnology was practically unheard of in India. A man whose motto was “Simple living and high thinking”,his enthusiasm for the consistent research and development carried out by the company was matched by his generosity in providing invaluable advice and providing quality materials to aid other researchers in their work, believing that there was more than enough for all. Though the company’s humble beginnings was with producing distilled water, we soon grew into a multi product manufacturing organization with sales inside India and exports to all over the world.
Techno’s major activities have been production of spice oleoresins, essential oils, natural colours and extraction of active ingredients of spices like capsaicin, curcumin and piperin.Techno was the pioneer manufacturer and the first to export spice oleoresin. In the book authored by NIIR Board of Consultants & Engineers titled “The Complete Book on Spices and Condiments”, the section on Indian Spice Extraction technology mentions that “Before seventies, late P.B. Kurup of Calicut had actually started producing oleoresin in small quantities.”
Our research activities have been strengthened over the past three decades under the guidance of Sri. M. P. Pradeep Kumar, the Managing Director, who studied the impact of human activities on the chain of interconnecting ecosystems. Realising that there was an option to develop safer alternatives to the dangerous chemicals in use at the moment, he directed the research with emphasis on natural products. Our latest research includes extraction of natural colours and flavours to replace synthetic colours and synthetic flavours in pharmaceutical industry, food industry and in the field of ayurvedic preparations.
Over a period of 8 decades, by means of our unmatched products and services, we have carved a niche for ourselves in the industry and emerged as a quality and customer based Manufacturer and Exporter of Spice Oleoresins, Natural Food Colours, Natural Food Flavours, Natural Disinfectant, Essential Oils, Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient and Industrial Soaps.