Global consumer demand for product quality, traceability of ingredients, and elimination of additives has set the stage for the advent of the clean label movement. This is a key reason the demand for our vegetarian capsules continues to increase.
In the US, the desire for clean label products is compelling:
Capsugel’s plant-based capsules are free of additives-, allergens, starch, and gluten as well as certified non-GMO, Kosher, and Halal.
Advances in polymer science led to the development of Vcaps® Plus capsules, a plant-based option produced without secondary gelling agents for faster, more consistent dissolution, a premium glossy appearance and superb filing line machine run-ability. Vcaps® Plus capsules are available for powder and also liquid fills through our proprietary Licaps® liquid filling and sealing technology. As such they represent the first non-GMO verified encapsulated delivery of liquids.
Composed of vegetal origin products, acid-resistant DRcaps® capsules provide an easy-to-use, coating-free dosage form which provides protection from stomach acid for acid sensitive ingredients like probiotics and enzymes, and can be used by most consumers regardless of cultural, religious or dietary boundaries.
Plantcaps® capsules are suitable for use with organic food supplements marketed in the US and Europe. Made of pullulan, Plantcaps® capsules are derived from tapioca and are a water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a natural fermentation process. These capsules offer the best oxygen barrier of all plant-based products, masking pungent odors and protecting sensitive ingredients.
Capsugel’s plant-based, vegetarian capsules provide excellent, high-quality encapsulation solutions for health and nutrition manufacturers that are in step with consumer preferences.
Clean label growth is also tied to the growth of specific markets. The portfolio is building momentum because individual capsules are excellent forms of delivery for ingredients in fast-growing categories such as digestive health, sports nutrition, healthy aging and nutritional oils.
Capsugel’s Coni-Snap® gelatin capsules are available in all-bovine composition free from all synthetic excipients such as SLS and mag stearate and meeting all global customs and regulatory requirements. We are taking traceability to a new global level for discerning consumer health and nutrition consumers. With excellent oxygen barrier properties and a beautiful shine, they meet the needs of clean label consumers worldwide.