December
18, 2020

Did you know? Fifteen fascinating facts about soft capsules

Because they’re easy to use and swallow, soft capsules are one of the most popular dosage forms for a wide range of healthcare products. As such, many of us have taken “softcaps” at some time, whether it was a pharmaceutical or  nutraceutical applications. By nature, we at GELITA are experts of this delivery format and know it from the inside out. So, we’ve put together 15 facts about soft capsules that we think are worth sharing. Did you know the following?

November
12, 2020

NOVOTEC® CB800: 3-IN-1 THANKS TO THE SECOND SKIN

When most people think about collagen or collagen peptides, an image of healthy and youthful skin comes to mind. However, this versatile protein offers benefits in many more applications that aren’t immediately obvious. Take, for example, our NOVOTEC®, a range of innovative additives, which can be used in many different industrial applications – ranging from metal processing to cleaning. The protein-based additive, NOVOTEC® CB800, has been used in professional vehicle cleaning solutions for a long time and can now also add value to a new generation of water-based surface cleaners.

October
22, 2020

Softgels: Between Tradition and Trend

As the world's population ages and we continue to deal with COVID-19, health-minded consumers require dosage formats that are easy to use, easy to swallow and convenient.

Soft capsules, also known as softgels, have a long history as a reliable and stable oral dosage form. For the delivery of life-saving drugs, minerals, vitamins or other healthy ingredients via as supplements, these multipurpose packages enable reliable dosing, portability and high consumer compliance. Specifically, softgels are one-piece, hermetically sealed capsules that contain liquid or semisolid fill formulations. Unlike hard capsules, softgels are filled at the same time as the capsule is produced.

May
28, 2020

FOR GREAT TASTING SNACKS WITH FEWER CALORIES, CHOOSE GELATIN

The snack is back! Not that it ever went away – but, owing to their busy lives, more and more people are relying on snacks and on-the-go meal replacements instead of eating at home. At the same time, with many people forced to stay indoors during the coronavirus lockdown, trips to the kitchen in search of tasty treats are on the rise. And although a wide range of fast food options exist for snackers, many are looking for healthier alternatives.

April
15, 2020

A key supplier for the food and pharmaceutical industry: why GELITA won’t stop

If one thing’s certain right now, it’s that many things are changing and everyone’s having to adapt to new and unfamiliar circumstances. Most people can’t go to work. And whereas some employees can telecommute, it’s simply not possible for many of our staff. Because as experts in the fields of collagenous proteins, we at GELITA want to ensure both the availability and safety of our products during this crisis.

February
24, 2020

MARKET SNAPSHOT: THE RISE OF FORTIFIED GUMMIES

Based on its texture- and taste-providing properties, gelatin makes fortified gummy candies a palatable way to transport active substances into the body. Launched in the late 1990s in the US, fortified gummies have become a viable alternative delivery method for active substances — for both children and grown-ups. Let’s take a quick look at the positioning and flavor trends that are currently driving growth in this category.

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