How can you ensure the stability and potency of sensitive ingredients like vitamins and essential oils when exposed to oxygen and light, addressing the challenge of ingredient degradation?
How might you achieve controlled and precise release of active compounds in pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, or other applications, mitigating the risk of side effects and optimizing efficacy?
The core problem that customers often face with active ingredients lies in the challenges associated with preserving their integrity, stability, and effectiveness. Protection needed.
Encapsulation technique involves enclosing active substances within protective shells. The core material is chosen based on its properties and desired outcome. This can be a liquid, solid, or gas. A protective shell material is selected, often using polymers, lipids, proteins, hydrogels, silica or biodegradable materials.
And last but not least - the core material is enveloped within the shell through a bunch of possible methods like spray drying, coacervation, or fluid bed coating, extrusion.
The resulting encapsulated particles can be micro- or nano-sized, depending on the application.
When you choose the technology, you need to consider
- the nature of the core and encapsulating materials
- desired particle characteristics
- release profiles (especially pharmaceuticals and agricultural applications)
- and your intended application.
What are the typical applications?
In the cosmetics industry, encapsulated nanoparticles are used for controlled release of skincare ingredients.
In the textile sector, encapsulated pigments enhance colorfastness and durability.
Encapsulated enzymes find use in detergents for efficient stain removal.
If you need further information about available encapsulation methods and who is able to accomplish the task, please contact us.
Have you ever wondered if the products you use regularly, like skincare or packaged foods, contain encapsulated active ingredients that you're unaware of, and how these encapsulations might be enhancing their effectiveness and performance?