Drying of powders is a way to extend the shelf-life of your product. Sometimes drying is not sufficient and another improvement is needed. This could be protection of your sensitive ingredient against the environment or survival of your ingredient during processing or during passage of the stomach. Or you want a flavour or nutritional oil as powder.
Encapsulation of powders is a methodology to protect and deliver your ingredient!
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There are a lot of technologies for encapsulation. E.g. emulsion technology, fluid bed technology with different variants, spray drying, spray chilling (with fat). The choice of encapsulation technology is dependent of your needs (and your application)..
Because we are independent from technology suppliers, we can select the encapsulation technology which (commercially) suits your product best. In this way product development is fast and efficient.
Next to technology is knowledge of formulation of ingredients and their physical behaviour very important. The choice of the right ingredients will result in a higher chance of encapsulation success. With encapsulation by a protein coating, possibly in combination with a coacervation technology, low pH values can be survived. Encapsulation by using a polysaccharide in a “glassy state” will help in protection of micro-organisms and sensitive peptides.
Let us show the proof-of-principle of encapsulation in your new formulation! We have both technological and ingredient knowledge in house for fast and efficient product development.
Sometimes it is needed to have an oil available in a powder shape. Because of increasing the shelf-life or for better dosing in a (mixing) process. Encapsulation of volatile oils or flavours prevents evaporation. By encapsulation of the oil a solid powder can be obtained with an oil load up to 50%.
We can perform a technological feasibility test for encapsulation of your product and subsequently scale up to production. The final production can be performed by you or by a powder tolling company (contract manufacturing).
Foodlight Consultancy is the company of Jeroen Grandia. Foodlight helps the food and relating industries to develop or optimise (food) products by technical advice, training and practical resources.
More than 20 years ingredient knowledge, hands-on experience, training services and a large network in the Food industry and knowledge institutes make Foodlight an unique partner in product development.