The DRT commitment

Purextract is the plant extraction division of DRT (Dérivés Résiniques et Terpéniques), a Landes-based company specialized in the development of maritime pine.

DRT is a key player in the global resins and fragrance markets, recognized around the world for the purity of its products and its commitment to preserving nature.

Founded in 1932, DRT cultivated a unique expertise for the extraction of natural essences. In the late 1950s DRT opened a research and development center focused on the use of phytosterols at the Vieille-Saint-Girons site. Since then, DRT has produced and marketed Purextract as a product with very high levels of natural active ingredients. Research at the Vieille-Saint-Girons site is nurtured not only by market innovation but also by the renowned research teams of the University of Bordeaux.

Located at the western edge of the Landes forest, just a few kilometers away from the Atlantic ocean, the Vieille-Saint-Girons site is ideally located for the development and manufacture of natural extracts.

Research & development

For over 40 years, Purextract has offered its customers and partners the company’s unique expertise in the extraction and purification of maritime pine bark, grape seeds and since recently, olive tree leaves.

Purextract natural extracts are sold in over 50 countries worldwide. They are integrated into many finished products and contribute, by their quality and purity, to the effectiveness of these end products.