21 Nov 2018
Lonza Brings Extended Portfolio of Colored Clean Label Capsules to Hi Europe
  • Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition, Booth 8A41, Hi Europe, Frankfurt (DE), 27-29 November 2018

Basel (CH), 21 November 2018 – Lonza is highlighting its next-generation clean label dosage form capabilities at this year's Hi Europe from 27-29 November 2018 in Frankfurt (DE). The Consumer Health & Nutrition team will be showcasing at Booth 8A41 the latest colors to be added to its range of food-colored capsules. Lonza offers a unique combination of science-backed ingredients and cutting-edge dosage forms,

The innovation sees coloring foods used to create vibrant shades of Capsugel Vcaps® Plus vegetarian capsules, with the high-performance shell made from plant-based hypromellose and water only. As the new capsules add color to the finished product without an E-number labeling requirement, they appeal to consumers looking for a clear, transparent and clean label. The latest product in the line, the Vcaps® Plus Purple Carrot capsule, will enable food supplement manufacturers to create attractive and distinctive brand identities.

Science-led innovation

Booth visitors will be able to experience the full breadth of Lonza's integrated capabilities through a series of ready-to-go concepts. Formulations on display include Capsugel® Licaps® liquid-filled capsules paired with Carnipure® L-Carnitine and other trending ingredients, such as curcumin and boswellia. Inspired by Lonza's proprietary consumer insights, the solutions have been designed to appeal to European consumers looking for food supplements supporting active nutrition or healthy aging, as well as those consumers seeking specific support with joint health or weight management among other health areas.

Launched to the European market earlier this year, Lonza's high-quality UC-II® undenatured type II collagen is clinically shown to support optimal joint health at low dosages by improving comfort, mobility and flexibility. The science behind the ingredient will be presented to delegates in a seminar held at 13:20 CET on Tuesday, 27 November, in the Supplier Solutions Theater.

Meeting customer needs

“Hi Europe provides a platform to meet with our key customers from across the region to discuss the latest innovation opportunities for the European market,” said Beth Tormey, Vice President, Head of Business Unit, Consumer Health & Nutrition, Lonza. “With the acquisition of Capsugel last year, 2018 has been a significant year for us at Lonza as we continue to explore the benefits that our newly combined capabilities in both function and form can bring to consumer health and nutrition companies.”

She added: “Our fully integrated, industry-leading solutions are already allowing us to better meet the complex needs and preferences of our customers and consumers – whether that be improved speed-to-market, product development ideas and expertise, or delivering the highest standards of quality and safety.”