Sachets are a popular Pharma and nutraceutical packaging format for consumers and manufacturers alike.
To ensure accurate dosage and administration, the powders used in these delivery systems require excellent flowability. Beneo’s filler-binder galenIQ721 meets this demand and helps formulators to develop more convenient dosage forms.
In the Pharma and nutraceutical industries, sachets or stick packs are used for many types of single-dose, dry powder formulations – from pain medication and cold and flu treatments to vitamins, mineral mixes and probiotic preparations.
Consumers appreciate their ease of use and the ability to take them without water. Ad such, taste and mouthfeel are key.
For manufacturers, sachets offer attractive product formulation benefits without the challenge of having to compress a powder into a table. In addition, sachets offer excellent dose accuracy and a large surface area for branding and/or educational information. They also enhance flavour retention because of the PE/ aluminium packaging material, which acts as a superior moisture and oxygen barrier.
A Powder Excipient With Numerous Benefits
When developing dry blends for use in sachets, it si crucial that the powder mixture flows precisely and efficiently into the pouch for accurate dosage and proper sealing. Therefore, manufacturers need an excipient that meets the following requirements:
- A narrow particle size distribution
- A very low fines content
- Excellent flowability
- Low hygroscopicity
- High physical stability during mixing
- High dilutions uniformity
- Content uniformity
The agglomerated form of isomalt from Beneo – galenIQ721 ticks all these boxes.
Being derived from pure sugar beet, it is tooth-friendly, has a sugar-like taste profile, offers a pleasant mouthfeel and enhances the palatability of oral powder applications.
Dr Maj-Britt Cepok, head of business development, Pharma, Beneo, comments: “Sachets are trending, as modern consumers seek products that meet the needs of their busy lifestyles. With our galenIQ721 fillers-binder, we can help manufacturers to tap into this market.”
Beneo’s ingredients, including galenIQ721, are available in South Africa from Savannah Fine Chemicals.