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Microencapsulation Technology

Overview of Microencapsulation Technologies used in the Food and Dietary Supplement Industries


Topics reviewed include:

  • Coating technologies
  • Use of Aqueous coating as pre-coatings
  • Spray drying to convert on oil-based nutrient into a powdered form
  • The main reasons why formulators choose to use value added micro-encapsulation in Nutrient Premixes for fortification.
  • The benefits, including flavor masking, odor masking, modified release, and barrier coatings to prevent ingredient interactions and degradation.
  • Considerations which must be made in the selection of coating materials based on the positioning or market of the final food products. (i.e.: GMO materials, Whole Foods Market ingredient requirements, hydrogenated oils, et. al.)