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What is Olibanum?

Olibanum, (luban), also known as Frankincense is tapped from the scraggy but hardy Boswellia Papyrifera tree by slashing the bark, which is called striping, and allowing the exuded resin to bleed out and harden.

These hardened resins are called tears with greenish to yellow color solid in the form of irregular nodules which on pressing form a slightly plastic mass.

Source of Olibanum

Sudan and Ethiopia produce the most widely traded olibanum, and in 1987 this was reckoned to amount to some 2,000 tons. More recent estimates are not available although production is believed to have declined as a result of severe droughts in the region and some loss of demand

Most Indian olibanum is used domestically for making incense sticks. Volumes of exports have been erratic in recent years but averaged about 90 tons pa for the six years 1987/88-1992/93

General Uses

 

 

Frankincense essential oils are obtained from the crude resins by steam distillation and are then normally used whole for flavoring and fragrance applications, also be used for relief from stings such as scorpion stings.

Who is Using

Manufactures of many products use and incorporate olibanum in their products:

  • Perfumes manufacturers
  • Essential oils processors
  • Incenses and aromatic products manufacturers
  • Soap making companies
  • Aromatherapists

Specification Data Sheet

This Sudanese standard is formulated by the technical committee No.4 formed according to the administrative decree of the SSM0/1/A/Idated 18/8/01. It applies to Olibanum. On formulating this standard the committee has referred to international publications and works of Sudanese researchers on the subject.

types we offer?

Nagawa: Particles size > 10 mm (free from bark)

Grade (1): Particles size 10 - 5 mm (free from bark)

Grade (2): Particles size 5 – 2.5 mm (free from bark)

Grade (3): Particles size < 2.5 mm (free from bark)

Grade (4): Particles different sizes sticked to tree bark

Difference between Olibanum

  • Nagawa

    Particles size > 10 mm (free from bark)

  • Grade (1)

    Particles size 10 - 5 mm (free from bark)

  • Grade (2)

    Particles size 5 – 2.5 mm (free from bark)

  • Grade (3)

    Particles size < 2.5 mm (free from bark)

  • Grade (4)

    Particles different sizes sticked to tree bark

Types & forms

  • Nagawa: Particles size > 10 mm (free from bark)
  • Grade (1): Particles size 10 - 5 mm (free from bark)
  • Grade (2): Particles size 5 – 2.5 mm (free from bark)
  • Grade (3): Particles size < 2.5 mm (free from bark)
  • Grade (4): Particles different sizes stacked to tree bark

Olibanum & Aromatherapy

This natural herb is known and proved to be a body nourishing and nerve relaxer incorporated in many products intended for healthy living.

Olibanum exporting process

  • We pack our Frankincense in 25kg or 50 kg poly propylene (PP) bags.
  • We load the 20 feet containers with up to 18 metric tons of the gum olibanum.
  • The minimum order quantity (20ft FCL) takes a period of 15 to 25 days to be on board of the vessel, this period varies depending on the quantity ordered.
  • The port of loading is PORTSUDAN (SDPZU), with a possibility to re-export from other nearby ports in the middle east.
  • Lead time to reach the clients desired port depends on the shipping lines used and the distance to that port, usually varies between 2 to 8 weeks for the farthest destination.
  • The H.S code for the Olibanum gum is 13019032 (*)
  • Payment terms and documents provided along with the shipment are mentioned at the products main page **(please check)
  • Sudanese Olibanum is falling among the products the US sanctions against Sudan has not exempted, therefore cannot be exported directly from PORTSUDAN to the US market unless obtaining a special OFAC license.

(*) Need to be confirmed form each country customs authorities.

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