The gears are used in oil presses for processing seeds, nuts and kernels. This oil obtained from natural products continues to be used in foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals as well as in energy and biotechnology. Due to the low pressing temperature and gentle pressing, the oil is characteristically of very high quality and can be used as cooking oil without further treatment.
Oils for food industry
The use of cold-pressed oils as edible oil is a central area of application. The oils are an important part of a healthy diet in terms of the omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and vitamin E, for example. A special feature of cold pressing is that the ingredients are largely preserved, as is the pure flavour, for example in the case of linseed oil, sunflower oil, rapeseed oil, grape seed oil and nut oil.
Oils for the pharmaceutical industry
In the pharmaceutical industry, vegetable oils are used as remedies or as nutritional supplements in the form of capsules. Additional applications for vegetable oils are products for skin diseases or damage, for example as evening primrose oil capsules, black cumin oil shampoo and rose-hip seed oil-based cream.
Oils for the cosmetics industry
When used as a base in creams or ointments, certain active ingredients accelerate the skin's ability to regenerate and enhance the skin's ability to absorb moisture.
In biotechnology, vegetable oils are needed for use in the production of technical plastics or as surfactants in the production of detergents. Moreover, vegetable oils can be used sustainably as an alternative fuel in combustion engines, and as saw-chain oil, in paints, as lubricant and as hydraulic oil.
Even the press cakes from nuts that are left over in the form of pellets after processing are used as animal feed or as an admixture in the production of chocolates, pralines or biscuits.