Method and compositions for producing hydrogel capsules coated for low permeability and physical integrity

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9167848
APP PUB NO 20140137878A1
SERIAL NO

14163657

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Methods and compositions for producing hydrogel capsules enveloped with at least one coating layer is disclosed. The coating formulations deposited on the surface of the capsules can improve the physical integrity and the water-retention properties of the alginate beads. The coating formulations can be sequentially applied in various combinations to obtain desirable properties, such as improved physical integrity, mechanical strength, and low permeability, that can extend the shelf-life of the capsules when incorporated into various consumer products.

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PHILIP MORRIS USA INCRICHMOND VA 23230

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Karles, Georgios D Richmond, US 71 982
Wu, Daqing Suwanee, US 48 394
Zhuang, Shuzhong Richmond, US 64 609

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