Encapsulation FAQ's

What is encapsulation?

Encapsulation is a process where active ingredients are entrapped within a shell or matrix. This renders the active temporarily inactive by isolating them from the environment. The release of the active is later triggered by a stimulus.

What are the benefits of encapsulation?

Encapsulation can provide a range of benefits, such as isolation, protection and stabilisation of an active, controlled release and even enhance appearance of the end products.

What are the types of encapsulation available with Lambson?

Lambson are proud to offer a range of encapsulation technologies, including core/shell technologies such as our vegan complex coacervation, in situ polymerisation, and matrix technologies such as spray chilling and hydrogel matrix beads.

How to select the right encapsulation technology?

Lambson’s encapsulation technical team can guide you to the appropriate technology based on your requirements. Depending on the market, applications, active material and the process, Lambson can help find the perfect technology for you.

What loading levels can be achieved with Lambson’s encapsulation technology?

Lambson can provide a range of loading levels, depending on the technology that is best suited to your needs, with levels of up to 90% being achieved.

What encapsulation technology is exclusive to Lambson?

Lambson are proud to offer Vida-caps, a vegan, plastic free, complex coacervation technology. Vida-caps offer high loading capabilities of up to 90%, and are custom-made to meet our customer’s specific preferences and requirements. Should you prefer to adapt colour, size, wall thickness or internal phase, we can happily accommodate.