Testing Essential and Natural Oils

Accurate machine learning models can be built to rapidly quantify specific components in oils, and samples can also be quickly analysed for authenticity.
Manuka flowers.

Accurately grade oils.

"In conjunction with Sagitto we have a model based on machine learning to rapidly and accurately grade production oils and direct them to appropriate stock grade allocations within a few minutes, to maximise our sales revenues."
Dr Wayne Campbell, Manuka Biologicals Ltd

Rapid screening.

There are many different cultivars - each with its own fragrance profile and chemical composition. These differences are, of course, evident when the oils are analysed using gas chromatography. They are also reflected in their NIR absorbance spectra. Sagitto uses data science to help plant breeders to rapidly screen cultivars in their search to maximise yield and/or develop new desirable combinations of traits.

Rapid screening of cultivars.
Field portable.
Use NIR to screen different plant cultivars
NIR can be used to check oil purity

Instant check for purity.

Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and Kanuka (Kunzea ericoides) plants are very similar in appearance, and there is a risk that inexperienced staff might accidentally mix the two plant species. The Sagitto system provides Manuka Biologicals Ltd with a valuable quality control mechanism, to ensure that their Manuka and Kanuka essential oils are pure.

Automatic check for purity
Quantify mixtures

Know Your Lavender Oil.

'English lavender' oil is extracted from the flowers of Lavandula angustifolia, while 'Lavandin' oil is made from Lavandula x. intermedia, a hybrid cross between Lavandula angustifolia and Lavandula latifolia (Spike Lavender).

Near infrared spectroscopy not only gives a very rapid and inexpensive method to tell the difference between these two types of oil, but also allows the composition of oils to be accurately measured.

Use NIR to screen different plant cultivars

Customers are thrilled with the results we achieved.

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