Kelpak is manufactured from the kelp species Ecklonia maxima, which grows only in the clean, cold waters off the Atlantic Coast of Southern Africa. The nutrient rich Benguela Current provides perfect conditions for the rapid growth of these giant kelp forests. Kelpak, derived from the seaweed species Ecklonia maxima (Kelp), is a natural and unique source of Auxins and Cytokinins, a group of plant growth bioregulators that have been proven to have a number of beneficial physiological effects on plants. Ongoing research and trial data from around the globe prove Kelpak`s ability to significantly increase the health, quality and yield in a wide variety of crops, benefiting farmers around the world for over 35 years.
Due to the dangerous conditions as well as the sensitive ecology which thrives in these kelp forests, divers harvest by hand.
Using a strip rotational harvesting programme ensures a uniform age and size of the raw material, resulting in consistent activity levels and benefits in the end product.
Once ashore the harvested kelp is immediately transferred to the Kelpak production facility to ensure a fresh raw material for processing.
In order to preserve the sensitive components of the kelp same day processing occurs. The seaweed is sorted, cut into manageable sizes and washed.
From here the cleaned material is inspected and progressively reduced. Due to the compressible nature of the Ecklonia particles, they are able to be subjected to extremely high pressure. This induces a degree of potential energy into each particle, which, when passed at high velocity through to a low pressure zone, effects the instant release of this energy, where the resulting expansion exceeds the elastic limit of the cell wall of the seaweed, causing it to rupture and release its valuable contents. The powerful hormones are thus released. This unique Kelpak process is known as Cold Cellular-Burst Technology.
This process extracts the cell contents without the use of chemicals, heat, freezing or dehydration, thereby releasing many valuable compounds in their natural form. The result is a powerful yet environment-friendly Biostimulant.