Archive for October, 2009

Danisco Increases Probiotic Culture Survival With Encapsulation

From Alibaba: Danisco Bio Actives has unveiled outstanding initial results using novel encapsulation technology to improve the survival of probiotic cultures at high temperatures and during storage in semi-moist applications. Trials with an encapsulated Lactobacillus acidophilus culture have found that resistance to temperatures up to 50°C (122°F) increased tenfold when heat treatment was applied for […]

Controversy About Poison Encapsulation Surrounding Factory in Southern France

There is a continuing controversy stirring in Bassens, a city in south-western France, surrounding a microencapsulation plant owned by Cerexagri, a division of United Phosphorus Limited. The plant manufactures encapsulated methyl parathion, an insecticide and acaricide which is also extremely hazardous to humans. Parathion usage is banned or restricted in 23 countries, and illegal to […]

Encapsulated Pendimethalin Herbicide Formulations Released

From Farmers Weekly Interactive: “But both Makhteshim (Cinder) and BASF (Stomp Aqua) have been working on a new formulation that uses polymer technology to encase the active ingredient within capsules that are suspended in water. It is the encapsulation that helps minimise staining and makes rinsing of jugs and cans much easier compared with EC […]

What is Spray Drying?

Spray drying is a method frequently used for microencapsulation in which an active ingredient is dissolved into a polymer solution, sprayed through a nozzle, and trapped in the resulting dried particles. Here is an introduction to the process and applications of spray drying: Spray drying is a method of producing a dry powder from a […]

Food Encapsulation Market Estimated to be $35.4 billion in 2014

The market research company MarketsandMarkets claims that the food encapsulation will be a $35.4 billion industry by 2014 in their latest pricy market research report. From PR Newswire: According to a new market research report, ‘Global Food Encapsulation Market’ (2009 – 2014)’, published by MarketsandMarkets ( analyzes the food encapsulation technology, ingredients and packaging market […]

Company Offers Vitamin Enriched Spices Through Microencapsulation

From Philadelphia Business Journal: VitaminSpice, which has developed and markets a line of spices and seasonings blended with vitamins, is now a publicly traded company. The Wayne, Pa., company was bought by Qualsec, a shell company traded on the OTC Bulletin Board, in a reverse merger. “We pursued the reverse merger strategy to raise funds […]