One solution is for the probiotic mixology market, while the other is designed for oil-based probiotics.
Aptar CSP Technologies (Auburn, AL), part of AptarGroup Inc., will preview two delivery system technologies designed to enhance the stability of powder- and oil-based probiotic products at this week’s Vitafoods Europe trade show in Geneva, Switzerland (Booth J60). One solution is for the probiotic mixology market, while the other is designed for oil-based probiotics.
The first technology, for the probiotic mixology market, is called Avanti. It features Aptar CSP’s proprietary Activ-Polymer technology which comprises an internal molded part inside of a bottle cap that can house dry-powder probiotics. This cap keeps the probiotic powder separated from the water in the bottle until the user activates the cap, which then drops the powder into the liquid where it disperses. “The active material molded into the cap protects the probiotic powder against moisture and other environmental conditions that can impact potency and shelf life,” the company’s press release states.
The second technology, for oil-based probiotics, is called Neo. According to the company, Neo is “a first-of-its-kind material science solution that is fully submerged in oil to create a customized microclimate to absorb latent moisture.” It features Aptar CSP’s Activ-Film technology. “Delivered as a small sphere molded from a unique Activ-Polymer formulation, Neo offers increased moisture-absorption capacity relative to the Activ-Film solution and can help mix the ingredients upon shaking,” the firm explains. “This solution ensures optimal probiotic stability without impacting user experience.”
“We developed Avanti and Neo to give manufacturers more tools to deliver innovative strains in different formats so they can grow their business,” said Badre Hammond, the company’s vice president of global commercial operations GM, APAC, in the press release.
Aptar’s solutions are designed to protect products, extend shelf life, and improve user experience. In addition, at Vitafoods Europe, Aptar CSP will give a presentation advising how to use active material science solutions to optimize probiotic formulations for overall cost savings. This presentation, “Optimizing Probiotic Formulations: Use of Active Packaging to Minimize Overages, Reduce Costs, and Improve Margins,” will take place at Vitafoods Europe on May 10 at 2:30 PM CEST. It will also be available on the event’s on-demand platform