LUCAS MEYER –
THE LECITHIN EXPERTS

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Product Development

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

PRODUCTION PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGY

MARKETS AND MARKETING

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Lecithin is a functional and valuable ingredient, however it is not a single product. There is a wide range of lecithin products from basic fluid grades to highly purified phospholipid fractions. Which lecithin is best suited for which application? What are the specifications of lecithins, how do you analyze them and monitor product quality? How do you build up a range of lecithins for the different markets? Ask the Lecithin Experts.

PRODUCTION PROCESS AND TECHNOLOGY

Producing lecithin is not rocket science, but you need suitable equipment, process technology and process control. How do you construct a commercial plant? Who are reliable equipment suppliers, what auxiliaries are required and how do you optimize manufacturing cost? Ask the Lecithin Experts.

MARKETS AND MARKETING

Knowing your market is the key to success. How big is the lecithin market for a specific product, an application, an industry, a country, globally? The Lecithin Experts monitor markets and developments. How do you approach and conquer markets, what strategy must be applied and what marketing  instruments will be successful? Ask the Lecithin Experts.

ABOUT US

THE COMPANY

Around 1985, our former family company, „Lucas Meyer – The Lecithin people“ started experimenting with supercritical fluid extraction for removing oil from crude lecithin. Ten years later a process was patented using high-pressure spray extraction with CO2. We built a pilot plant at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, successfully producing up to 50 kg/h of deoiled lecithin in a continuous process. However at that time we had already constructed a very large new deoiling plant using conventional acetone extraction technology.  This plant – which came on stream 30 years ago – is still in service and the largest lecithin deoiling facility in the world with an annual production capacity of about 5.000 mt.

After our family decided to sell the lecithin business in 1999, development work on extraction by supercritical fluids was discontinued by the new owners. Since then my brother and I have followed developments in the lecithin processing area.

Today we offer up to date technology for making deoiled lecithin with pure supercritical carbon dioxide on industrial scale.  

 

THE LECITHIN EXPERTS

Lucas Meyer

Lucas Meyer, 1949
MBA, General Manager
Languages:
German, English, French,
Italian and Portugese

Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer, 1959,
Dipl. Ing. (Engineer),
Techn. Director
Languages:
German and English

Ljudmila Lipke

Ljudmila Lipke, 1972
Office Manager
Languages:
Russian, German and Englisch

CONTACT

ADRESS

Lucas Meyer Service GmbH
Flughafenstrasse 52a
D-22335 Hamburg

Direct Contact

Tel. +49 40 84899764
Mobile: +49 170 4743949
Email: lcm@lucasmeyer.de