SupplySide MarketPlace 2012 Preview: Vegetarian Capsules Enable Organic Labeling

April 23, 2012

The firm says Plantcaps allow for organic labeling in the United States, where such label language for other vegetarian polymers is restricted.

Capsugel (Greenwood, SC), the world’s leading hard capsule manufacturer, will exhibit Plantcaps plant-based capsules made from pullulan naturally fermented from tapioca. The company says the vegetarian capsules provide a natural alternative and a balance of performance and purity for the booming global “green” lifestyle market. Additionally, the firm says, Plantcaps allow for organic labeling in the United States, where such label language for other vegetarian polymers is restricted.  A clean-label product, Plantcaps also offer GRAS status, kosher and halal certification, approval by the Vegetarian Society, and suitability for the Asian regulatory environment. Crystal clear and shiny, Plantcaps dissolve quickly, mask pungent tastes due to excellent oxygen barrier, and offer excellent machineability.

Capsugel, Booth 207