DRT buys shares in India-based Crown Chemicals

DRT, a developer of Rosin and turpentine extracted from pine resin, has bought shares in Crown Chemicals, a manufacturer of synthetic piperonal based in India.

Natural piperonal is obtained from Sassafras oil that is extracted from the roots of the Sassafras tree, a species of deciduous trees in the family Lauraceae that is now in danger of extinction following massive commercial felling.

Crown Chemicals focuses on developing a synthetic route to manufacture piperonal.

The company is a subsidiary of Anthea Aromatics, DRT’s Indian partner and a producer of ingredients for flavourings and fragrances.