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Particle size enhancement

Optimise your product for peak performance and maximum effectiveness



For food and beverage products, particle size can have a significant impact on shelf-life, storage, and blend stability together with plenty of other factors. Therefore, through a range of particle size enhancement services, our ingredients will transform your product to help deliver a wide range of benefits, from flavour and solubility enhancement to increased bioavailability.

 

In order to achieve the very best outcome, Prinova offers a range of particle engineering services, including micronisation, microencapsulation, spray drying, and agglomeration, to ensure peak performance and maximum effectiveness for your product. 



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To optimise your product in the most effective way for a range of applications, talk to our Prinova experts today to get started.



The benefits of particle size enhancement


Particle size enhancement helps any product to be a more improved version of itself, whether that’s through particle reduction or enlargement. Whatever the chosen process for your product, Prinova’s scientific approach and techniques can help to deliver the following benefits:

  • Improved stability, shelf life, and blend homogeneity
  • Prevention of cross-contamination
  • Enhanced solubility and dispersibility
  • Mask off-notes in taste and smell
  • Reduced overages
  • Enhanced mouthfeel
  • Time-release of active ingredients
  • Increased bioavailability


Particle size enhancement services


Micronisation

Through micronisation, we can enhance the solubility and blending properties of powders. As a result, we can produce finer particle sizes and uniform mesh sizes for a smoother blend and better sensory aspects for nutrition blends, flour fortification, infant formulas, and more. Micronisation benefits can include:

 

  • Maximum solubility/suspension
  • Better water dispersion
  • Increased surface area
  • Improved bioavailability
  • Time-release ability

Spray Drying

Our experts can turn your liquid solutions or emulsions into dry powders quickly and easily through spray drying at a certain temperature and pressure.  This enhancement process is widely used for oil-soluble vitamins such as A, D, and E. The benefits of spray drying include:

 

  • Create dry premixes from liquid ingredients quickly
  • Easier handling and scaling in production
  • Free-flowing powders
  • Increased shelf-life

Agglomeration

By enhancing the application qualities of fine powders through agglomeration, you can increase their solubility and dispersibility. During this process, our experts can capture fine or dusty powders to produce larger particles and an enhanced material flow.  Agglomeration benefits include:

 

  • Improved bulk density of powders for tablet production
  • Greater solubility or dispersibility
  • Flexible particle size
  • Improved sensory experience
  • Reduced caking and elimination of dust

Encapsulation

The encapsulation process allows you to improve challenging sensory attributes and increase the bioavailability of your product. Subsequently, we can surround any active ingredients in a coating for a range of health and lifestyle applications. Microencapsulation benefits can include:

 

  • Flavour and odour masking
  • Protection of bioactive ingredients from heat, stomach acids, and incompatibility with other ingredients
  • Improved stability and shelf life
  • Time-release of active ingredients
  • Stable separation of incompatible substances
  • Enhanced solubility and flow

 

Encapsulation applications can include:

 

  • Bioactive ingredients, such as caffeine and creatine
  • Oils (fish oil, sesame oil) and Omega-3 fatty acids 
  • Flavour and essential oils (vanilla, orange, lemon, peppermint)
  • Vitamins and amino acids
  • Enzymes, probiotics, and microorganisms


Contact our expert team

To optimise your product in the most effective way for a range of applications, talk to our Prinova experts today to get started.




Prinova quality, compliance, and safety


As a global ingredients supplier, our complete particle enhancement service is backed by the highest standards. Consequently, we can provide the necessary quality, compliance, and safety measures to ensure the premium ingredients in our supply chain are trusted and approved to the highest level.

 

Secondly, Prinova is committed to the traceability and transparency of every custom premix and blend we create. Given that we have strict quality control management in place across our BRC-approved facilities, we meet and exceed the compliance and safety standards you demand to create superior products with full confidence.



Supply chain security


At this time, thanks to our trading experience, global reach, and established supplier relationships, we can source over 2,000 ingredients. We can also keep you ahead of your competition using our real-time insights on volatile markets and consumer trends. Significantly, you can also rely on transparent manufacturer documentation and traceability in every stage of our supply chain. 

 

Accordingly, thanks to our exceptional access to premium ingredients from around the globe, we’re the perfect partner for all your food and beverage ingredients needs.


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