What is Microencapsulation?
Microencapsulation is a process in which active ingredients are surrounded by a coating to prevent ingredients interactions and reduce exposure to oxygen, light, moisture, acids and temperature to increase shelf life, also it could improve the taste and odor and product performance, consistency and efficacy characteristics such as stability, release time, and bioavailability.
Main process of Jilin Painuo CWD microencapsulation consists of emulsification, shearing, homogenizing and spray drying. The emulsifiers we usually use as the coating are maltodextrin, sodium caseinate, fructooligosaccharides and silica.
Applications of Microencapsulation (From Wikipedia)
The applications of micro-encapsulation are numerous. The ones mentioned below are some of the most common ones.
-Carbonless copy paper
-E-paper or e-ink
-Essential oils, flavors and other volatile bioactives for food or in feed additives
-Pesticides and herbicides
-Phase change materials
-Self-healing material such as novel plastics that can automatically repair damage:
-Temperature release (controlled release) in baking
-Time release technology for pharmaceuticals
-Self healing coatings
-DNA protection from degradation for product tracing and data storage
-Protection of bioactive compounds that are easily degradated under normal environmental conditions.