Free Flowing: the benefits of supplements made with microencapsulation

In the dietary supplements industry, where innovation and production efficiency are crucial, every detail matters. Two aspects that are quite significant are flowability and ease of handling, especially when dealing with oil-based supplements.

Oils in their pure state pose significant challenges for manufacturers. Their viscosity and sticky nature can complicate production operations, causing adhesion to machinery, production line blockages, and requiring frequent maintenance and cleaning.

IPS, a supplier of raw materials for dietary supplements, aims to overcome this problem through microencapsulation by coacervation. This technology allows for liquid substances, like oils, to be encapsulated within a solid matrix, transforming them into powders.

Microencapsulated oils come as a fine, free-flowing powder, eliminating issues associated with the viscous and sticky nature of certain materials. This enables smoother, more continuous production flow, enhancing the efficiency of production lines. The reduction in machine downtime for cleaning and maintenance, which is less frequent compared to handling liquid oils, translates into reduced operational costs and increased productivity.

This makes microencapsulated oils inherently advantageous for supplement manufacturers. But there's more.

Microencapsulation also improves the machinability of oils. The resulting products are therefore easier to dose and handle during the production process. This leads to reduced waste and discrepancies in the final products, ensuring high and consistent quality standards. The risk of spills and contamination is also drastically reduced, helping to maintain a cleaner and safer production environment.

Lastly, microencapsulated oils have the advantage of being easier to store and more stable over time. The protective membrane around the oil minimizes exposure to oxygen and light, extending the product's shelf life.

Thus, the use of microencapsulated oils offers significant operational and economic benefits to dietary supplement manufacturers. The improved flowability of the products and their ease of handling are factors that can make a substantial difference in a company's success, enhancing both production efficiency and customer satisfaction.

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Technical information: composition, characterization, characteristics

Below are the technical data sheets of some of the oils and extracts that we have microencapsulated for our customers:

Prodotto FlowActives®

Nome scientifico

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Scheda Tecnica

Microcapsules containing Linseed oil

Linum usitatissimum

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Saw Palmetto extract

Serenoa Repens

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Cinnamon essential oil

Cinnamomum zeylanicum

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Tea Tree oil

Melaleuca alternifolia

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Ginger essential oil

Zingiber officinale Roscoe

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Caraway oil

Carum Carvi

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Peppermint essential oil

Mentoloe Mentone

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Vitamin D3 in oil

Colecalciferolo

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Cloves essential oil

Eugenia caryophyllata

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Fish Oil

Omega 3

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Dill essential oil

Anethum graveolense

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Sweet Fennel essential oil

Foeniculum vulgare var dulce

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Star Anise essential oil

llicium Verum

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Juniper essential oil

Juniperus Communis

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Rosemary essential oil

Rosmarinus officinalis L.

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Borage seed oil

Borrago Officinalis

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Lavender essential oil

Lavandula officinalis

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Oregano essential oil

Origanum Vulgare

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Hemp Seed oil

Canapa Sativa L.

100 / 600 µm

Microcapsules containing Coenzyme Q10 in oil

Coenzyme Q10

100 / 600 µm

MICROENCAPSULATION PROJECTS

Our team is at hand to develop any new microencapsulation project with you. Please contact us for more information.