The network unites companies of food industry, pharmacy and medicine with suppliers of agriculture to develop new natural based encapsulation technologies of biological substances from plants and algae in diverse matrices. Further participants are companies in fields of mechanical engineering and automation technology implementing material and process aspects of technological progress.

Aim of network is the development of new encapsulation and coating technologies for cost-effective and gentle processing of small amounts of natural based active substances. Application areas are e.g. carrier systems containing active extracts from algae for pharmaceuticals, or extracts of phytohormones and other active plant substances for application in agriculture.

A gentle encapsulation technology should ensure natural quality and efficacy of active ingredients. Special apparatus technology for different matrices, sizes and shapes will be developed and in each case adapted to the necessary packing requirements.

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