Top 10 Questions

1. Is abp TGA approved?

T.G.A is the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and they are responsible for maintaining quality, safety and efficacy of therapeutic goods used in and exported from Australia.

Essential oils are considered to be therapeutic goods, as research indicates they provide therapeutic benefit. In order for a company to make therapeutic claims, it must have a listing with the TGA. They must also be able to prove that the claims they are making are backed up by substantial evidence.

abp have gone through an intensive process to ensure that we meet the stringent requirements of the TGA, and that all claims made are genuine and provable. Technical requirements of TGA listed products include:

· AUST L or AUST R number must be displayed on the primary packaging

· Detailed and accurate labeling showing common name, botanical species and plant part

· Display of batch numbers and expiry date

· Display of storage conditions and product cautions

· Display of therapeutic use of the product

abp’s TGA listing means we have met strict industry standards and can be trusted to provide authentic products and realistic claims.

2. What is Optical Rotation (OR)?
Equipment used for determining the turning of the plane of linearly polarised light about the direction of motion as the light travels through certain substances. Optical rotation is considered to be positive e(+) for dextrorotatory substances (i.e. those that rotate the plane of polarisation in a clockwise direction) and negative (-) for laevorotatory substances
3. Why should I use abp?

Because we are passionate about purity. From a particular species, grown in a specific region of the world and most importantly free of adulteration we guarantee the purity of our products.

We really do get excited about the little things. Trace elements shown in a GC/MS reveal far more about the authenticity of an essential oil than the major peaks – we study the entire fingerprint to ensure that even the smallest trace of adulterant is not present. abp’s technical team are a leader in capturing even the most sophisticated adulterated oils making it our passion to ensure we setting the highest standards in the industry.

Above all we are devoted to Quality. Manufacturing under the industry standards of GMP, our facility include a state of the art laboratory and clean room approved by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). We trace our oils through all stages of supply, accurately recording the quality and use of each oil.

4. What is the Specific Gravity (SG)?
Equipment used for measuring the ratio of the density (mass of unit volume) of a substance to the density of (mass of the same unit volume) of a reference substance.
5. What are aroma chemicals?
Aroma Chemicals are commonly used in fragrance and flavour compounds they have various classifications such as lactones, esters, aldehydes, alcohols and ketones. Each of these notes contibute to the smell or taste of a fragrance or flavour compound in a wide variety of end products from food and drink to fine fragarnce and beyond.
6. What is a pH meter?
An electronic instrument used for measuring the pH (acidity and alkalinity) of a liquid by using a pH probe. The pH probe measures pH as the activity of hydrogen cations surrounding a thin-walled glass bulb at its tip
7. Do I need to meet a minimum order quantity?
abp are flexible and will offer various pack sizes.
8. What is a UV/vis spectrophotometer?
This is an instrument used for measuring the intensity of light passing through a sample and compares it to the intensity of light before it passes through the sample. It uses light in the visible and adjacent (near-UV and near-infrared (NIR)) ranges, which the absorption or reflectance in the visible range directly affects the perveived colour of the chemical involved
9. If I can’t find the product listed on the website, do I assume it is not offered?

No, please ask for it. The product range is constantly expanding.

10. What are your lead times?

While we do endeavour to hold all of our products ex-stock, however occasionally material may be in transit, in this instance exclusive arrival dates will be advised.