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Glenteck group – a major palm oil importer in India & is a producer of aromatics

Glentech Group is a multinational business group with a network of offices and sister concerns in India, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

As a part of a reputed business conglomerate, Glentech Group takes pride in upholding the highest ethical standards in the way they conduct their businesses. Glentech are strongly driven by customer centricity and have over the years formed strategic alliances and partnerships with market leaders that have reinforced their role as preferred partners in international trade and businesses.

Glentech leverage their worldwide presence along with sourcing and marketing competencies to deliver what they promise to customers across their key business verticals. Their revenues set them firmly on a path of sustained growth even as they continue to focus on value-added offerings to their customers, backed by strong compliance of global norms within the sectors in which they operate.

At Glentech group, they are deeply committed to being a proactive and responsible member of the community and the environment in which they are present. They also have long-term representation agreements, marketing and distribution tie-ups with reputable manufacturers.

Glentech group has been in business with 2 main activities. Edible Oil and Aromatics.

Edible Oil : Glentech’s management has vast experience in suppling palm oil from Indonesia and Malaysia. Glentech Group is a leading Importer of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) with extensive network of suppliers and clients. Procuring High Quality CPO in Bulk from Indonesia and Malaysia.

History and Back Ground of Crude Palm Oil: India is the largest consumer of palm oil in the world, consuming around 17 per cent of total world consumption. India is also the largest importer of palm oil amounting to 44 per cent of world imports.

Indonesia is the largest palm Oil producer contributing to over 40 per cent of the world production.

CPO Application: Palm oil is widely used as cooking oil and is extremely tolerant to high temperatures. It is used as industrial frying fat and is also well suited for processing noodles, potato chips, French fries, doughnuts and other snacks.

Used to produce vegetable ghee or vanaspati, palm oil can also be used in shortening for bakery products, as an ingredient in ice-cream, as a non-dairy creamer or coffee whitener and confectionary fat.

Palm oil also finds applications in soaps, epoxide oil used in plastics, oleo chemicals, fatty acids, diesel substitutes, glycerol etc.

Market Influencing Factors: World demand and supply fluctuations of the competitive edible oils. Domestic demand and supply fluctuations of other oils and oilseeds. Seasonal cycles, usually April to December is the peak production period.

Import policies of the importing nations: Glentech Group is an international trading organisation with a presence world wide, along with sourcing and marketing competencies to deliver as promised to their customers.

Aromatics & Essential Oils : Glentech product categories cover Carrier Oils (Base oils), Aloe Vera products, Mint products, Essential oils, Aromatherepy oil, spice oils and Oleoresin.

A brief History of Essential Oils: The beginning: Ancient Egypt was the true birthplace of essential oils, or ‘aromatherapy’ as they know it today. The Egyptians cultivated plants for their oils and used them extensively in their religion, in cosmetics as well as for medicinal purposes. Aromatic essence and resins were also used in the embalming process.

It is thought that most essential oils were produced in Egypt by a type of solvent extraction method (enfleurage) using animal fat – however, distillation “pots” have also been found dating back about 3,500 BC. Around the same time, China and India were exploring herbs and aromatic plants too, which would become an integral part of the Indian Ayurvedic medical system.

The wisdom of the Egyptians was absorbed by the ancient Greeks: the most well-known physician of that time, Hippocrates (c.460-377 BC) was a firm believer in treating a patient holistically and included massage in many of his therapies.

Romans, in turn adopted the Greek’s knowledge and were great believers in hygiene to promote health – aromatic baths being especially popular.

​A dark time: The Dark Ages, which came about after the fall of the Roman Empire, heralded a time of great religious oppression. The Church, since it considered bathing a sin, encouraged people to use aromatics to cover the stench – (luckily, most of these plants turned out to have anti-bacterial and anti-pesticide properties as well!) But apart from this, the holistic teachings of Hippocrates were all but forgotten.

Rebirth of interest: It was not until the Renaissance period that aromatherapy found favour again, and there was a swing back to the wisdom of folk medicine. A great Physician at the time, Paracelsus (1493-1541) proved his mettle to his contemporaries by having great success “curing leprosy” with plant extracts.

The term “aromatherapy” as it is known today was first coined in 1937 by the French chemist and perfumer Rene Maurice Gattefosse. He was not a believer in the natural health movement but was interested in the properties essential oils exhibited.

In 1910 he burnt his hand badly in his laboratory, and being the first compound available, he treated his hand with pure undiluted lavender oil. This not only immediately eased the pain, but helped heal the hand without any sign of infection or scarring.

He also found that minute amounts of essential oils are absorbed by the body and interact with the body’s chemistry. During the second World War, as a result of Gattefosse’s experiments, doctors went on to successfully treat many injured soldiers with essential oils.

Modern Aromatherapy: Since the late 70’s and early 80’s a boom in the interest in natural medicine, and more recently the rise in environmental concerns has kept essential oils growing in popularity- both for health and healing, and practical uses to replace harmful chemicals in the home.

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine that employs plant extracts to support health and well-being. These are some ways Essential oils may be applied.

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