Blue California, supplier of natural ingredients, has launched microencapsulation systems that deliver active ingredients. The platform, called FineCap™, contains about 20 microencapsulation technologies that can be integrated in the food and pharmaceutical ingredients. This meets the growing need for better performance for functional ingredients, dietary supplements.
FineCap™ protects ingredients from degradation and unpleasant tastes or aroma from seeping into the product. It also helps maintain efficacy as the capsule releases the active ingredient once it is consumed.
Microencapsulation involves packaging tiny solid, liquid or gas tiny particles within a matrix to form a capsule. Some of the ingredients include flavors, polyunsaturated fatty acids, probiotics, natural pigments and vitamins. The capsule is then coated with a protective layer.
“Brands that seek to expand their products’ qualities and boost their product portfolios will find many benefits to the FineCap platform,” said Dr. Cuie Yan, vice president of encapsulation. “FineCap takes microencapsulation a step further by offering a variety of technologies and targeting customers’ specific needs in tackling active ingredients with unique characteristics, such as strong odor, taste or stability problems that challenge formulators,” said Cuie Yan, Ph.D., Vice President of Encapsulation for Blue California.
“Our comprehensive FineCap platform has been serving and supporting formulators looking to launch market-winning products with better qualities and shelf-life that consumers are seeking,” said Dr. Yan. “We’re enabling brands to quickly create products from innovative concepts, benchtop development, to pilot and full commercial manufacturing, with improved efficacy, taste, color, texture, and shelf life, along with vegan, organic, Kosher, or Halal certificate,” Yan adds.
Blue California has at least 25 years of producing botanical extracts, natural flavors and fragrances that are clean, natural and sustainably sourced.