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Tecnología de microencapsulación segura para los sectores de cosmética, salud, alimentación, nutracéutica, papel, química y aplicaciones relacionadas

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOFR20160209001
Publicado:
26/02/2016
Caducidad:
26/02/2017
Resumen:
Una pyme francesa ofrece una nueva tecnología de encapsulación 100% segura para productos oleosos. Esta tecnología se basa en un proceso patentado para preparar microesferas a partir de una material protector de origen agrícola. La empresa ha iniciado la producción a escala piloto y pone a disposición procesos para su ampliación. Se buscan socios industriales con el fin de establecer acuerdos de licencia, comercialización con asistencia técnica, investigación o cooperación técnica para continuar estudiando nuevas soluciones.

Details

Tittle:
Safe microencapsulation technology for cosmetics, health, food, nutraceutics, paper, chemistry and other applications related
Summary:
A French SME offers a new and 100 % safe encapsulation technology for oily products. This technology is based on a patented process to prepare microspheres from agro-based shell material. Pilot scale production has been already done and scale-up procedures are available. Cooperation with industry is sought : licensing, commercial agreement with technical assistance, research or technical cooperation agreement to further explore new solutions.
Description:
The French SME had developed a proprietary technology, involving emulsion solidification by flash cristallization. It permits to prevent active products from oxidation, to protect flavors and to deliver actives in specific areas (e.g. in gastro-instestinal tract, on skin at a chosen temperature...). It can be used to incorporate oily substances (pure and mixed) in an oily matrix material which can be incorporated in aqueous phase making a stable dispersion.

Moreover, the technology which is an alternative to prilling technology does not use any chemical mechanism, but only phase change phenomena. It does not produce any secondary product. INCI (international nomenclature of cosmetics ingredients) formula used is indicated for cosmetics and medical applications, and could be used for organic products. All materials used are completely safe, without any toxicity even concerning surfactants. Not involving chemical reaction and secondary product, it could also be integrated into GMP processes (good manufacturing processes).

This technology is available for several applications such as food, nutraceutics, cosmetics, paper, chemistry... It can be also be deposited on textile and fabrics.

Release of the encapsulated core product can occur:
- either by diffusion through the shell material in different scale times and intensity for volatile products. Release preferably occurs when there are no more water residues in the product (evaporation),
- and/or under pressure or mechanical stimulus.

Microcapsules are presented in a water dispersion form (slurry) and can be spray-dried. It also exists in powder form and could be used either directly in a solid product or can be dispersed in aqueous phases. This form exists in an auto-dispersible form too, for use in liquid products....

The technology is available for several applications such as food, animal feed, neutraceutics.... PSD (particle size distribution) could be chosen from 0.5 to 40 µm, depending on the expected applications.

Depending on the applications, microcapsules are presented in a water dispersion form and can be spray-dried. Powder form is preferred for food use, whereas liquid form is highly used for creams and textile deposit.

The powder form can be used either directly in a solid product or can be dsipersed in acqueous phases. It exists into an instant version, which exhibits autom-dispersible products...

The company is looking for cooperation with industry to test new applications and developments. They are open to various kind of cooperation depending on the needs as research or technical cooperation agreement, licensing and commercial agreement with technical assistance.
Advantages and Innovations:
The technology is an alternative to existing technologies such as prilling, spray drying or gelation. For example, prilling can provide capsules with 70-100 µm minimum PSD (particle size distribution) but is not suitable for food or cosmetic industries.

Full mastery of the particle size : very small microcapsules are obtained in the range of 0.5 to 40 µm. By this way, issues on stability, texture or grainy touch can be easily overcome and some specifications applications can be reached.

No chemical mechanism, but only phase phenomena. All materials are completely safe, without any toxicity event concerning surfactants.

Not involving chemical reaction and secondary product, it could also be integrated into GMP (good manufacturing processes).

Several advantages regarding to other conventional microencapsulation technologies :
- lower price,
- no toxicity,
- INCI (international nomenclature of cosmetics ingredients) 100 % dedicated for cosmetics, food and feed,
- usable in GMP.
Stage of Development:
Field tested/evaluated
IPs:
Patents granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
PCT patent. Under international process.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
Type of partner sought : Mostly industry

Specific areas of activity : cosmetics, health, neutraceutics agrofood, paper, textile or fabrics industries,

Role :
- License agreement : manufacturing and sales of products integrating the technology,
- Research and technical cooperation agreement : Exchange upon new development opportunities depending on specific needs,
- Commercial agreement with technical assistance : Benefit of a technology transfer with engineering or after sales services

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
French

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
03004011 Care, Hygiene, Beauty
02002012 Mezclado (polvo, etc), separación (clasificación, filtrado)
06004 Micro y nanotecnología relacionada con las ciencias biológicas
08003 Micro y nanotecnologías relacionadas con la alimentación
02007024 Nanomaterials