21 Feb 2020
Lonza Connects Science and Nature with Responsibly Made Capsules and Formulations at Natural Products Expo West 2020
  • ‘Where Science Meets Nature': Lonza to showcase science-backed, customized solutions that support clean-label innovation at Natural Products Expo West (March 5-7, Anaheim, CA).
  • New Responsibly Sourced Product logo to highlight Lonza's mission to achieve unparalleled leadership in quality and transparency.
  • Plant-based formulations featuring natural polymers, colors and ingredients, including Lonza's patented Capsugel® Plantcaps® capsules.

Morristown, NJ (USA), February 21, 2020 – Lonza will be presenting its industry-leading range of naturally derived ingredients, capsules and delivery forms at this year's Natural Products Expo West. Consumer research shows over half of US supplement users now seek products with sustainable origins and the holistic solutions at Lonza's booth (4047) are each crafted with quality, the environment and consumer needs in mind. June Lin, Head of Global Marketing at Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition, comments: “Lonza's commitment to responsible business conduct will be demonstrated through its new ‘Responsibly Made' capsules and finished products, including formulations featuring its patented Plantcaps® capsules”.

Rafael Costa, Head of North America, Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition, adds: “At Lonza, we know that the only way to a better world is to put quality, sustainability and transparency at the heart of everything we do. Our wide range of product solutions offer strong science and sustainable benefits, are customizable, and designed to support our customers in getting products on the shelves faster.”

The Patented, Naturally Unique Capsule

Made from naturally fermented tapioca, Lonza's Capsugel® Plantcaps® capsules are a versatile delivery solution for the clean-label consumer. Suitable for both liquid and powder fills, Plantcaps® capsules provide oxygen defense for sensitive ingredients as well as help mask taste and odor. Lonza will highlight the potential of this environmentally responsible dosage form through formulations for healthy skin and hair, as well as an entirely vegetarian omega-3 supplement solution featuring algal oil to support cardiovascular and cognitive health.

New to the Lonza booth at this year's Natural Products Expo West will be its extended range of clean-label colored capsules. The different color options are achieved using a variety of plant-based foods, with Vcaps® Plus Spicy Yellow and Red Radish capsules soon-to-be launched into the North American market. The Vcaps® Plus vegetarian capsule itself is made from FSC-certified hypromellose (HPMC) and water only. Engineered for optimal performance across all types of filling machines, the superior design of the capsules supports excellent machinability.

Completing the at-show experience will be Lonza's smoothie bar, where customers are invited to sample delicious beverages that showcase the latest additions to its plant-based ingredient portfolio. Both the new vegan MuscleGuard™ formula and Oceanix™, a sustainably-sourced phytoplankton ingredient, offer clinically-studied benefits for sports performance and recovery, while ResistAid®, an arabinogalactan for immunity support, is derived from North American larch trees. UC-II® undenatured type II collagen will also get the fresh juice treatment, as Lonza highlights new food and beverage applications for its joint health ingredient manufactured using clean-label processes.

Health and Wellness, Any Way You Like It

“Our goal is to make meaningful, authentic connections with our customers,” continues Rafael Costa. “We're here to build long-lasting partnerships based on trust, powered by our century-spanning expertise and market leadership. Our holistic, market-ready formulations are designed to sow the seeds for plant-powered innovation and anticipate consumer preferences.”

Visitors can book an appointment here to meet with the expert team from Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition at booth 4047. To discover how Lonza's unparalleled capabilities enable high-quality, sustainable solutions that build a better world, go to www.lonza.com.