CARINSA GROUP leads two disruptive projects on fragrances financed with 2 million euros from Retos Colaboración, a program of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities

The two initiatives aim to create sustainable and environmentally friendly products based on disruptive technologies

Grupo Carinsa leads two outstanding R + D + i projects that have just received an important grant from the Retos Colaboración 2017, a program from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. This program is aimed at Innovation projects in cooperation between companies and research organizations in order to promote the development of new technologies, the business application of new ideas and techniques, and contribute to the creation of new products and services. In this sense, the two funded initiatives, MICROESENCI and FITOMATICS, present disruptive technologies applied to the field of fragrances with the aim of bringing sustainable products that respect the environment to the market.

The MICROESENCI project will be carried out together with the Eurecat technology center. The objective is to design cleaning products with high hygienic capacity to be applied in hospitals, senior centers and public transport, that is, places with large concentrations of people and in which a thorough sanitation is needed. MICROESENCI will incorporate new techniques of advanced microencapsulation in which the active principles of the cleaning product will be released when there is a contact with the surface where they have been applied.

MICROESENCI, in addition, will put aside synthetic chemicals in favor of natural essential oils with antimicrobial and disinfectant properties. The polymers used in microencapsulation will also be biodegradable, thus complying with the environmental policies of the EU and US governments in this field.

Precisely, with this same goal of sustainability is conceived FITOMATICS, an ambitious biotechnology project together with the technology solutions center Leitat and the Center for Research in Agrigenomics (CRAG). FITOMATICS will study the microorganisms that live in the tissues of plants and their metabolic processes, trying to mimic metabolic engineering processes of nature, thus allowing to obtain volatile organic compounds of interest in perfumery as well as antimicrobial, anti fungal among others. The purpose is for these compounds to be added to the company’s product portfolio without the need to over-exploit natural resources and avoid costly synthetic laboratory procedures.

MICROESENCI and FITOMATICS have received funding of one million euros each and are expected to be carried out over a period of about four years.


The CIEN TOLERA project, in which Grupo Carinsa investigates egg protein allergy, is already in progress

Many companies and entities participate in this project.

The goal is the industrial research of food allergies and intolerances.

Representatives from the different companies and entities participating in the TOLERA project.

Tuesday, 13th March, 2018.


The TOLERA project, funded by the Strategic Program of National Research Consortiums (CIEN), is now underway after this week all participating companies and institutions have met to make the official presentation and kick off. TOLERA’s main objective is to generate knowledge and technologies, as well as to develop solutions applicable to the food industry for the population with food allergies and intolerances. All this, through more effective and safe ingredients and food.

In this context, PAYMSA, a company from Grupo Carinsa specialized in technological solutions and functional ingredients for human food and animal feeding, has as its mission to investigate food allergies related to egg protein. For this, studies will be carried out in animal models with the probiotic Lactobacillus plantarum Lp3547, patented by Grupo Carinsa. These in vivo tests will serve to evaluate the ability of this probiotic to limit and / or improve the immune response of people with food allergies when they are exposed to the allergen.

As well, PAYMSA has set itself the goal of developing foods in which food allergens are eliminated, especially eggs. In this way, a product suitable for consumption without risk to health and that complies with the organoleptic expectations of the consumer and food safety will be available to the population.

Grupo Carinsa achieves, in this way, with the socio-economic TOLERA’s objective: on the one hand, having a beneficial impact on the quality of life of people with food allergies and intolerances. And, on the other, reducing the economic cost of the health sector related to episodes of allergies and anaphylactic reactions involving primary hospitalization.

The rest of the TOLERA participants are Ordesa (leader), Eurecat, F. Iniciativas, Angulas Aguinaga, Betelgeux Christeyns Food Hygiene, Biopolis, Fuselva and Grupo Gullón.

Grupo Carinsa is part of the CRE100DO project, a business transformation program for the growth of companies that benefits the country by spreading high-impact business concepts and practices.


On July 12, 2016, the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia resolved the first call of the RIS3CAT Communities, among which is the food program coordinated by the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA) called INNOAPAT. The RIS3CAT is the research and innovation strategy for intelligent specialization in Catalonia with which the Catalan Government makes a commitment to R & D & I as a motor for a smarter, more sustainable and inclusive economic growth that will generate new economic activity And new jobs. Of the INNOAPAT Community have been approved 8 of the 9 projects presented, in which the CARINSA GROUP participates in 3 of them. (more…)

International Conference in Paris

Grupo Carinsa, will participate in the international conference to be held in Paris, on October 18, in collaboration with the Foodlab project. The theme of the conference will be based on the importance of innovation and business competitiveness at European level, on food. As well as the key to success.

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Innovation at the service of the food industry

Group CARINSA, a multinational company of Catalan origin present in more than 50 countries, discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Food Industry and presents its advances in the field of R & D.

Monday, 30/05/2016.


Project Perfumic

Grupo CARINSA leads the PERFUMIC project: Perfums higienitzants basats in ingredients of biotechnological synthesis (RD14-1-0049) granted by ACCIÓ10 (Generalitat de Catalunya) within the NUCLIS program. This project, led by the Division of Perfumery of the CARINSA Group aims to develop a perfume with antimicrobial properties to be used as an additive with dual functionality in cleaning products. This dual functionality will be based on the ability of the perfume to eliminate odors and improve hygiene in both industrial and domestic environments.


Project Nanofrag

Grupo CARINSA, from the Perfumery Division, leads the NANOFRAG project: Functionalised Nanoencapsulated Fragrances For Fabric Softeners (SME-2015-0690) awarded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the SME Horizon call. The objective of the project is to consolidate the strategy of growth of CARINSA introducing to the market of fragrances, nanoencapsulados functionalized for fabric softeners. This is a revolutionary product developed in collaboration with leading nanotechnology research institutions that allows for a considerable increase in fixation of nanocapsules (> 50%) to clothing, as well as a slow and continuous release after each washing cycle and during drying .


PID Projects (Research and Development Projects)

The Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) has approved two new R & D projects led by the Perfumery Division of the CARINSA GROUP. On the one hand, the project FLYFRAG: Development of new products with repellent activity against the vectors Aedes Sp and Anopheles Sp (IDI-20150920) that aims to investigate and develop new repellents from essential oils with activity against vectors of the Malaria (Anopheles sp) and dengue (Aedes sp). This project is carried out in collaboration with CRESA-IRTA. On the other hand, the project ACTIVEODOUR: Development of new materials for aromatherapy in vehicle interior (IDI-20151280) and aims to develop a new composite material to manufacture components for the interior of vehicles that has the function of smelling the environment of Prolonged way and generate pleasant sensations that reduce the stress, anxiety and exhaustion of the occupants. In this project, together with CARINSA, the car equipment company FAURECIA participates. These projects have been funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


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