Glanbia Nutritionals’ New TechVantage™ Functionally Optimized Nutrient Technologies

Glanbia Nutritionals’ new TechVantage™ Functionally Optimized Nutrient Technologies platform to provide customers improved nutrient functionality within supplement, beverage, and food products.

Through its 2019 acquisition of Watson, Glanbia Nutritionals has strengthened its capabilities and knowledge in nutrient optimization technologies. This allows them to address the formulation requirements of today’s increasingly sophisticated supplement, beverage and food product applications. TechVantage™ functionally optimized nutrient technologies provide optimizations in color/clarity, taste, stability, dispersibility and bioavailability. The in-house technologies within the TechVantage platform are NutraShield™ Microcencapsulations, UniTrit™ Triturations and GranulPlex™ Granulations, each with their own unique benefits. 

  • NutraShield microencapsulated nutrients provide a protective matrix around each nutrient, enhancing their impact and function in a variety of ways — including masking odors and flavors, improving stability, controlling color intensity, converting oils to powders and delaying the release of nutrients.
  • UniTrit triturated nutrients are standardized on a carrier for homogeneous delivery of nutrients, allowing for easier distribution of nutrients in the final blend and for ease of scaling with less overages. 
  • GranulPlex granulated nutrients are formed through creating single particles from multiple small and large particles, allowing for improved instantization, dispersibility and a better performing compressible powder. 

The Glanbia Nutritionals extensive functionally optimized nutrient portfolio covers a wide variety of categories, including vitamins, minerals, botanicals, amino acids, sweeteners, carbohydrates, fats (oils), botanicals, fibers and acids. This portfolio provides dramatic improvements to manufacturers’ production of tablets, chewables, effervescence, gummies, powder drink mixes, beverages and so much more.   

“We are excited to offer our customers many new premix solutions leveraging the decades of microencapsulation, granulation and trituration knowledge and experience from Watson. This is enabling us to provide our partners with greater end-product functionality while mitigating formulation difficulties and production headaches in the manufacturing of their products.”

- Pete Budde, Senior Director Premix Solutions

To learn more about the TechVantage technologies and functionally optimized nutrients portfolio, contact us.

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