Our microencapsulation solutions can help improve product stability, efficacy, sensory experiences, and nutrient bioavailability, using natural and biodegradable materials that are safer and free from microplastics.
Discover new possibilities to improve performance with advanced encapsulation
Explore how your most sensitive ingredients can become more stable and reduce overdosing.
Discover new encapsulation alternatives that are natural, vegan, biodegradable, and microplastic-free.
Controlled and targeted delivery to improve bioavailability and nutrient absorption.
Meeting consumer demands
for sustainable products
Encapsulation is widely used to improve product stability and protect sensitive compounds against moisture, heat, oxidation, and degradation. It can also support better product bioavailability, nutrient absorption, and advanced sensory control, such as masking undesired smell, taste, or color.
Most brands in the market currently use traditional encapsulation that produces polydisperse (uneven) particles, often containing microplastics and animal-derived materials in their composition. There is a growing demand for sustainable, vegan, and clean-label products. Still, one of the main challenges faced by the industry is to support sustainability claims without compromising product performance and stability.
With our patented in-air microfluidics technology, we can encapsulate oils, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, live cells, probiotics, proteins, and a wide range of high-end ingredients using natural, biodegradable, and plant-based encapsulation solutions to produce monodisperse microcapsules with size ranging from 30µm to 3mm.
It is possible to customize microparticles' color, shape, size, and composition to achieve superior performance and increase differentiation in markets where players use claims around the same active ingredients.
Stability and control
In-air microfluidics excels in ingredient encapsulation compared to spray drying, spray-cooling, spray-freezing, extrusion, fluid-bed coating, and melt injection. Our patented technology has proven to deliver superior results with the encapsulation of vitamins, curcumin, omega-3 oil, phytonutrients, and even probiotics showing higher survival rates, lower oxidation, and reduced loss of potency.
The monodispersity delivered by our method ensures higher control and homogeneity of microcapsules that positively affect user sensory perceptions around taste and texture, but also improve absorption.
Our enteric formulations can be tuned to provide protection and targeted delivery of active ingredients with post-stomach controlled release for optimal absorption. The time and conditions of release can be configurable to ensure that microparticles survive the stomach and arrive intact in the intestine, presenting new opportunities to develop market solutions for very sensitive materials such as probiotics for gut health, since our encapsulation process is mild and has proven survival rates of approximately 100% for certain probiotic strains.
Often, higher dosing of ingredients must be added to products to compensate for expected losses in nutrient potency that occur during processing to ensure label claims are met. Given the high costs of many key ingredients, this overage can impact the cost of goods and margins over time. Encapsulation helps protect nutrients, reducing the waste of expensive raw materials. Bioactive ingredients are highly susceptible to environmental factors like light, heat, oxygen, shear stress, and harsh chemicals. Exposure to these elements can lead to degradation, resulting in the loss of their functional properties. The in-air microfluidics process is gentle, as it involves a low shear rate, doesn't require elevated temperatures (~5°C≤), and doesn't involve harsh solvents or emulsifiers to ensure the high survival of bioactive compounds, including biologics, probiotics, and nutraceuticals.