In the past year, Fenchem’s OEM business, like softgels, hard capsules, tablets and etc., made a big jump, especially the softgel business. Softgel is attracting more and more attention for its ideal dosage form of oils and poorly absorbed products in food supplement industry, such as fish oil softgels and lecithin softgels. To further develop the softgel business, Fenchem is launching vegetarian softgel products.
As we all know, gelatin, an animal product mainly derived from bovine, porcine and piscine, is widely used as the outer shell of softgel. Gelatin is doing a good job as the softgel shell, however for some people, gelatin is the problem to make them away from softgels. For instance, people in a huge number around the world refuse softgels for religious, cultural or personal preference reasons. In addition, there are many people concerning about the safety of animal derived products, like bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE).
There is always a strong demand in gelatin substitute for softgels. To greatly meet the requirements of the markets, Fenchem has made a great effort in developing vegetarian softgels and the new product will be available this year. The outer shell of vegetarian softgel is made from seaweed and starch derivatives. Compared with gelatin softgels, the vegetarian softgels have a better adhesiveness and water resistance, resulting in a longer shelf life. More importantly, these softgels are vegetarian suitable, and they can satisfy those people with religious, cultural or safety concerns.
Fenchem is a professional OEM manufacturer with cGMP certified facilities, focusing in softgels, hard capsules and tablets to serve the food and nutrition industries. Fenchem can provide tailor-made OEM products, such as fish oil softgels, lecithin softgels, Natural Vitamin E softgels, lutein softgels, coenzyme Q10 softgels, multivitamin tablets and etc.