Lonza focuses on sustainable26 Feb 2020
Lonza has revealed research that shows over half of US supplement users now seek products with sustainable origins.
June Lin, Head of Global Marketing at Lonza Consumer Health & Nutrition, said: “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, said: “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.”
Made from naturally fermented tapioca, Lonza’s Capsugel Plantcaps capsules are described as 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 odour. Lonza is promoting 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.
Lonza is also highlighting its extended range of clean-label coloured capsules. The different colour 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, Lonza says the superior design of the capsules supports excellent machinability.
Also being promoted by the company is Lonza’s smoothie bar. 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.
“Our goal is to make meaningful, authentic connections with our customers,” said 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.”
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