Aseptic/cGMP designs for production are available.
Micropore's processes are designed to be scalable - from laboratory formulation testing to production tonnages. This enables meaningful laboratory data to be used to scale a process to production volumes.
The low shear and gentle conditions used during membrane emulsification are ideal to prevent damage to sensitive active ingredients.
We have expertise in working with companies seeking to replace some less attractive emulsifying agents, e.g. polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR), with more environmentally desirable ones, that need lower shear, provide greater stability and good control during processing.
We provide a service to develop the best release profile for your ingredients and products; using our expertise in encapsulation and formulation technology based on our membrane emulsification processes.
The Micropore patented manufacturing techniques provide uniform droplets and particles and lead to 100% production success in the desired size range. There is no waste compared to conventional manufacturing techniques. Using Micropore technology results in significantly lower energy and waste disposal costs.
Reliability and Reproducibility:
Micropore’s technology enables highly reliable and reproducible production of batches of materials. Our techniques lead to no 'bad batches’ to be disposed of.
The Micropore systems are easy to control and do not require time consuming and costly specialist operator training.
Materials of construction:
The Micropore equipment is constructed entirely of food grade stainless steel with industry standard hygienic fittings. The 100% stainless steel equipment can be run at elevated temperatures.
Micropore’s equipment can be fully enclosed to ensure environmental segregation and product isolation.
The system is easy to control and has a lower factory space requirement than conventional stirred tank technology.
The customer wanted to produce a sufficiently stable double emulsion based on a more natural emulsifier than polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) (for the primary water-in-oil emulsion) with a fat content of 17%.
The use of this innovative technology opens up new possibilities, lowering energy costs and assisting in the drive towards emulsion stabilizers using more natural products.The Challenge
Producing stable emulsions with low concentrations of emulsifer can be a challenge, producing multiple emulsions (Water-in-oil-in-water or W/O/W emulsions) under these conditions can be extremely difficult. As the final W/O/W emulsion is only as good as the quality of the primary emulsion. Larger droplets in the emulsions tend to merge to form even larger unstable droplets, until the emulsion stability is compromised.
The Solution and Benefits
Micropore’s patented low shear, membrane emulsification technology was used to produce a water-in-oil-in-water (W/O/W) emulsion with extremely tightly controlled particle size distribution, for use in low fat foods and confectionery products.
How we can help you
Micropore excels at evaluating complex challenges and finding creative, sustainable and scalable solutions.
"Micropore quickly demonstrated the unique properties of their membrane to enable the production of W/O/W emulsions under very gentle shear conditions. They were also able to illustrate that the membrane is robust and capable of scaling to productivities of commercial interest.’’
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