FACTS ABOUT PYRETHRUMJanuary 3, 2021 2021-03-22 0:18
FACTS ABOUT PYRETHRUM
Pyrethrum is a fascinating molecule, and has been described as the “21st Century Insecticide”
Kapi Limited has worked with pyrethrum since 1964, so we feel we understand pyrethrum just about as well as any people on the planet!
We have put together some information that tells you a little about pyrethrum, its benefits as an insecticide and talks you through some of the terminology. We have great belief in the benefits of pyrethrum, and we hope that you will gain some understanding of our enthusiasm after taking a few minutes to read through the links below.
We are formulators of pyrethrum, so we are the guys who make the products that you can use or spray. We buy pyrethrum from pyrethrum processors.
Pyrethrum farmers grow the flowers from which pyrethrum is processed. We used to grow pyrethrum flowers, in fact we owned and operated the two biggest pyrethrum farms in Africa, but we stopped in 2014 so we could focus on our core business, and leave the farming to the very capable Kenyan farmers!
Pyrethrum Processors buy flowers from the farmers and extract the pyrethrum (called pyrethrins) then refine the product so that they create Pale Refined Extract which is usually 50% pyrethrin content.
Kapi Limited buys Pale Refined Extract from processors, which we use to formulate or manufacture our products.
Enjoy your brief tour through the Pyrethrum Fact Sheets, and if you have any questions, please do contact us!