Technical expertise for supervised microencapsulation of liquid detergents
- All our encapsulation technologies and processes have been improved, and most of them have been patented. Our formulas have been modified on numerous occasions to meet the expectations of our customers, but also of consumers in the detergent sector.
- We installed new process boilers in 2015 to increase the production capacity of our microcapsules under the best possible conditions.
Also, in 2017, a new storage room for the fragrances that we incorporate in the liquid detergent was created to keep up with the increase in our production.
- Also in 2017, we expanded our laboratory and Atex (explosion-proof) room in order to increase production capacity.
- Since 2018 we have installed a second 1,000 litre encapsulation tank to be able to double our production. This is now complete and our capacity is now 40T of microcapsules per month.
- The polymerization of the microcapsules is done by two processes usually used separately, but which we use simultaneously.
- First there is the “interfacial” polymerization, which makes the microcapsule as waterproof as possible and thus keeps its active ingredients longer even at high temperatures. The polymer is carefully selected for this property.
- Also used is “in situ” polymerization, which strengthens the wall while giving it the specific properties that our customers desire, in particular an improvement of the microcapsules’ cling to the linen.
- In the case of biodegradable microcapsules, we have added to these technologies complex coacervation, in which our company has advanced expertise.
The various faculties and know-how of microencapsulation of liquid detergents
- Based on our extensive research on liquid detergents, we have modified already existing formulas in the area of microencapsulation and then improved them with regard to surfactants. The liquid medium is very aggressive for microcapsules, given the large quantities of these surfactants present.
- Thanks to the numerous microencapsulation techniques, we can also produce biodegradable microcapsules to meet increasingly demanding requirements as well as new European legislation in this area.
- We encapsulate aromatic plants such as thyme, marjoram and laurel combined to obtain a high-quality, more natural result. Combined with complex coacervation, this gives microparticles with hypoallergenic properties.
- Formaldehyde free microcapsules are cationic or anionic; they can be designed to contain up to 40% fragrance, always providing superior ageing resistance to what exists on the market. This formula is widely used in fabric softeners and is suitable for use in liquid detergents.