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microencapsulation particles

What is Microencapsulation?

Microencapsulation is used to surround materials (liquid or solid) with a coating. Microcapsules may have a distinct core and shell (like an egg), or have a homogeneous matrix structure (like a blueberry muffin). The coating may be rigid or soft, impervious or porous, complete or partial. Diverse methods and technologies are employed to encapsulate a variety of materials, each method providing unique advantages to the encapsulation design. AVEKA‘s encapsulation methods include prilling, spray drying, dry water, alginate beads, magnetically assisted impact coating (MAIC), polyoxymethylene urea (PMU) and tablet coating. The encapsulation technique is selected based on desired end size, release mechanism, active ingredient and encapsulation material. AVEKA‘s R&D and production teams work with you to design an encapsulation system specific for your needs.

*AVEKA does not make ready-to-be filled gelatin capsules typically used in the pharmaceutical or nutraceutical markets.

Factors to Consider
  • Is the material to be encapsulated solid or liquid, water soluble or hydrophobic?
  • Is there a desired coating material?
  • What type of encapsulation (matrix, core-shell) is desired?
  • What is the targeted product particle size?
  • What is the desired release mechanism (pressure, diffusion, heating, digestion, etc.)?
  • What is the targeted load of the active ingredient?