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 MARKET & NEWS  F-14, one D-26 and three F-17. “The Enflex systems boast extremely high production efficiency: we need to regu- larly change the products we’re packaging and Enflex ma- chines have an OEE that is about 6% higher than other solutions. The product/format change over time is really minimal,” Sebastian Neumann Saavedra, Vice-responsible of Engineering, Maintenance and HSE, says. “The ma- chines are also easy to use, as they are very stable: after an adequate setup time at the beginning of each shift, the dosing system is extremely precise and steady, and requires minimal adjustment during production, if at all.” Maximum reliability and sustainability Enflex machines have an established reputation in terms of technology, durability, and product quality, while also boasting high levels of flexibility and ease of use. The solutions developed by the Spanish brand also prioritize sustainability, since they are extremely energy efficient. In addition to this thanks to the research made in Volpak’s PouchLab laboratory, in the last few months Enflex ma- chines have seen a further evolution and can now employ mono-materials such as PE and PP films. However, one of the most valued characteristics in the South American market is still reliability, especially in the consumer goods industry. Enflex strongly believes in the quality of its solutions and, from 2021, the company of- fers an extended warranty on all “F series” machines, which are now completely covered for 3 years. Moreover, all the machines are equipped with a remote support system that – through a simple Internet connec- tion – allows Volpak’s specialized technicians to remotely service the machine, a feature that has proved extremely valuable during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Volpak)   Wibbly-wobbly functional gelatin gummy caps Functional gummies are becoming increasingly popu- lar with an impressive 16.5% average growth rate in the past few years (source: Innova Market Insights 2015 – 2019). Functional gummies help consumers of all ages meet the recommended daily intake (RDI) levels of essen- tial nutrients, as they offer them an enjoyable and safe eating experience. Rousselot®’s SiMoGelTM gelatin solution, allows for a starch-free production process with depositing in sili- cone and metal molds or directly into blister packs. It is therefore ideal for nutraceutical gummies where a highly hygienic production environment is needed to avoid nu- trient cross-contamination through starch between the production batches. SiMoGel also significantly reduces setting time to less than 15 minutes. Last but not least, gelatin’s superior mouth-feel, transparency can be enjoyed in all gummies made with SiMoGel. Since 2020, Rousselot has extended SiMoGel capabili- ties with the first nutra and pharmaceutical center-filled gelatin-based soft gummies, also named “gummy caps” by Rousselot. This new type of functional gummy com- bines the benefits of capsules and gummies, with a soft, tasty shell, and liquid or pasty filling for highly accurate dosages of active ingredients. The lower and managed temperatures in the SimoGel based production process also prevent the degradation of nutrients or APIs to en- able more accurate dosing. With this latest innovation within the SiMoGel range, brands can develop innovative center-filled soft-gummies and create strong consumer appeal today and in years to come. (Source: Rousselot) AMEFT 3 2021 85 

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