Troubleshooting and FAQs for LYCAGEL® Hydroxypropyl pea starch
Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting and FAQs for LYCAGEL® Hydroxypropyl pea starch

Frequently asked questions for LYCAGEL® Hydroxypropyl pea starch and its applications

  • Starch-based LYCAGEL® solution requires a higher temperature to be processed compared to gelatin. The viscosity of the gel is also higher compared to gelatin. For more information, please refer to the webinars accessible here. Webinar LYCAGEL ® veggie softgel innovationWebinar How plant based excipients can be used for gelatin free soft capsules

  • LYCAGEL® solutions are very versatile and can easily be colored. For more information, please have a look at the case study related to this topic. Pea starch a versatile soft capsule shell material study of marketing

  • LYCAGEL® solutions can be processed on standard gelatin soft capsule equipment with minor adjustments associated with gel mass viscosity and temperature management. For more information, please refer to the webinars accessible here. Webinar LYCAGEL ® veggie softgel innovation, Webinar How plant based excipients can be used for gelatin free soft capsules

  • LYCAGEL® range is gelatin free and fully convenient for vegan people.

  • The LYCAGEL® range is a vegan solution for the manufacture of gelatin-free soft capsules. 

  • The LYCAGEL® range is composed of two products:

    - LYCAGEL® VS 720: a hydroxypropyl pea starch offering excellent film-forming properties.

    - LYCAGEL® FLEX: a plasticizer-free premix formulation developed to replace gelatin in the manufacture of veggie soft capsules. LYCAGEL® FLEX is composed of LYCAGEL® VS 720, carrageenan and disodium phosphate.

  • For more information on the physical properties, you may refer to the product profile on LYCAGEL® FLEX.

  • For more information on the physical properties, you may refer to the product profile on LYCAGEL® VS 720.

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