Pharmarom GmbH

Am Rottböhl 4, D-64331 Weiterstadt
Phone: +49 (0) 61 50 64 00
Fax.: +49 (0) 61 50 8 39 43
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Introduction & objectives
Sizes, contents and walls
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 Application areas
 Suggested applications

Introduction & objectives

What is microencapsulation?

Microencapsulation is a method for surrounding rigid materials and liquids in a covering.

The objective of microencapsulation

  • To provide protection from chemical reactions, for instance, oxygen, light, humidity
  • To fix lightly volatile materials
  • To achieve optical effects (colour, pearl sheen)
  • Depot effect, targeted discharge of active ingredients (controlled or timed release)
  • To convert liquids in rigid materials
  • To mask tastes or smells
  • To abate the danger of poisoning from substances
  • To keep incompatible substances separate from one another
  • To make medicines resistant to gastric juices
  • To improve the free flow of powders
  • To reduce allergies
  • To reduce dust and electrostatic charges

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