Microencapsulation Technology Webinar

Watson Inc. Publishes Webinar on Microencapsulation Technology used in Value Added Nutrient Premix Applications for the Food and Supplement Industry

West Haven CT – Watson Inc. published a 15 minute on-demand webinar designed to explain the applications and benefits of different microencapsulation technologies, such as: hot melt, solvent based, aqueous, and spray drying. This Webinar, entitled, “Microencapsulation Technology used in Value Added Nutrient Premix Applications”, is the third in a series of five on-demand webinars which will be made available this spring.

The speaker for this series is Alice Wilkinson; one of the foremost industry recognized experts in the field of nutritional formulation. In this webinar, Wilkinson explains selection of coating matrix in fluidized bed top spray coating, coating technologies, use of Aqueous coating as pre-coatings, and spray drying to convert on oil-based nutrient to a powdered form. Electron microscope photographs and illustrations are used to explain the differences in the particles resulting from each of these technologies. The application for each technology and the benefits derived are connected to the unique characteristics of the particles shown.

Wilkinson also outlines the main reasons why formulators choose to use value-added micro-encapsulation in Nutrient Premixes for fortification. These benefits include flavor masking, odor masking, modified release, and barrier coatings, to prevent ingredient interactions and degradation. This webinar also covers considerations which must be made in the selection of coating materials based on the positioning or market of the final food products. For example: are GMO materials acceptable, will the products need to meet Whole Foods ingredient requirements, and are hydrogenated oils acceptable or not.

This webinar and others in the series are available for viewing at http://wat.life/1ELUvZX. Additional slides from this webinar as are available upon request. Slides provide a convenient and useful reference for each nutrient, including benefits of the nutrient, chemical structure, commercial forms available and challenges presented by formulating with the nutrient. Requests for slides can be made at http://watsoninc.wpengine.com/contact-us/.

About Alice Wilkinson:

Alice Wilkinson has been working at Watson for 15 years and is currently the Vice President of Nutritional Innovation.  She attended the University of Connecticut where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and her Master’s degree in Food Science.

About Watson:

Watson is one of the highest quality suppliers of products and services geared towards enhancing human health and nutrition around the world. We are a leader in developing quality products and innovative ingredient systems for the food and supplement industries. Expertise in custom nutrient premixes, microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying, and film technology allow us to develop unique formulations and products using Watson manufactured, value-added ingredients. For more information on Watson see www.watson-inc.com.


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Company info:

Watson Foods Co., Inc. DBA Watson Inc.

  • Corporate headquarters: 301 Heffernan Drive, West Haven CT 06516
  • CEO: James T. Watson
  • Website: www.watson-inc.com
  • Employees: 280