The Science

Microcapsule and Triggered Release - A Glatfelter Innovation

The art of microencapsulation

The chemistry that makes this technology possible has come a long way since we began encapsulating inks to create carbon-less paper over half of a century ago. But the idea of utilizing controlled-release technology led our scientists to explore additional ideas.

They began by engineering a capsule wall material and then varying wall thickness and capsule diameter for a tailored release profile to meet end users' needs. We now have the capability of microencapsulating a myriad of core materials that can respond to a multitude of controlled-release methods.

Today, our state-of-the-art technology enables us to create unique models that solve problems for our customers, while our scalable production facilities let us deliver batches based on your needs. And, of course, our advanced quality control programs ensure consistency.