Titanium dioxide has been banned as a food additive in the EU
Lonza has expanded its Capsugel offering with a titanium dioxide-free (TiO2-free) white hard gelatin capsule, fulfilling demand of its customers to meet requirements for foods in the European Union.
The opacifying technology leverages the functionality of crystalised salts to provide the same whiteness and masking as capsules containing TiO2. In an internal head-to-head comparison study, the company’s TiO2 alternative solution provided excellent light protection and opacity compared to other TiO2 alternatives as well as capsules produced with TiO2.
Stef Vanquickenborne, VP, Head of Capsules & Health Ingredients Research and Development, Lonza said: “As a leader in capsule design and manufacturing, we have leveraged our experience and expertise to develop a opacifying formulation to meet the evolving requirements of our customers. This new capsule joins an already existing offering of titanium dioxide-free capsules including Capsugel White Opal HPMC capsule.”