Glanbia Nutritionals launches TechVantage at Vitafoods Europe

9-May-2022

The company’s nutrient portfolio is suitable for various categories, including vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, carbohydrates, fats (oils), botanicals, fibres and acids

Ingredient manufacturer Glanbia Nutritionals has announced it’s launching TechVantage, a nutrient technology platform, at this year’s Vitafoods Europe. The technology is designed to provide customers nutrient solutions with stability enhancements, the ability to mask flavours/colours and solubility/flowability improvements.

The platform addresses several challenges and demands such as optimising the colour, clarity, taste, stability, dispersibility and bioavailability of products.

Various in-house technologies are employed within the platform, including NutraShield microcencapsulations, UniTrit triturations and GranulPlex granulations. NutraShield microencapsulation provides a protective matrix around nutrients, enhancing their impact and function, the company says. UniTrit triturated nutrients are standardised on a carrier for homogeneous delivery of nutrients, allowing for easier distribution of nutrients in the final blend and for ease of scaling with less overages.

GranulPlex granulated nutrients are formed through creating single particles from multiple small and large particles, which reportedly allows for for improved instantisation, dispersibility and better performing compressible powder.

The company’s nutrient portfolio is suitable for various categories, including vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, carbohydrates, fats (oils), botanicals, fibres and acids. The technology can be used with tablets, chewables, effervescents, gummies, powder drink mixes, beverages and more.

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Josh Stewart, Senior Product Manager, Premix Solutions at Glanbia Nutritionals, says: “The development and creation of our TechVantage platform leverages decades of microencapsulation, granulation and trituration knowledge and experience, and we have created it with the challenges and demands faced by many of our customers in mind. TechVantage will give our partners greater end-product functionality while mitigating formulation difficulties and production headaches in the manufacturing of their products.”

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