Process for encapsulating active agents in gels

G. Yilmaz (Inventor), R.O.J. Jongboom (Inventor), J. Oosterhaven (Inventor)

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The present invention relates to a process for encapsulating an active agent in a biopolymer in the form of a gel, comprising the steps of: a) forming a dispersion or solution of the biopolymer in water; and b) adding the active agent to the dispersion or solution obtained in step a); wherein the biopolymer is at least partially dissolved before and/or after addition of the active agent. The gels obtained with the present invention are particularly suitable for coating or impregnating packaging materials.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberWO0124838
Priority date7/10/99
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2001


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