April
16, 2021
3 min

Leaf gelatin in bakery applications – as easy as 1, 2, 3

From firm to creamy to fluffy – the importance of food texture is often overlooked. But good taste alone does not make a perfect product. Siegfried Brenneis is a master baker and confectioner and has been captain of the German national bakery team since 2010. He knows for sure that the texture of cakes and other sweet bakery treats is crucial.

March
18, 2021
4 min

Gelatin Hard Capsules: Cutting edge or out of fashion?

The hard capsule has been around for some time now, with the first (known) gelatin capsules invented in the 19th century. Since then, they have been widely used as a popular dosage form for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical ingredients. But the gelatin capsule is now facing some competition, as the last few years have seen increasing demand for a vegetarian alternative.

December
18, 2020
4 min

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
5 min

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
5 min

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.