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Vegetarian Soft Capsules


Sustainable and superior soft capsules, every time


Today, roughly 75% of adults take some form of dietary supplement. These same adults are more invested in their overall health and likely to engage in other healthy habits— like exercise, eating a balanced diet, reviewing their health and vitals regularly or getting a good night’s sleep. As a result, they pay close attention to product labels to make sure their supplement ingredients are clean, plant-based and sustainably sourced.

To meet those health-conscious desires, dietary supplement manufacturers are making the switch from traditional animal-based gelatin to a vegan alternative which means they are faced with formulation challenges including maintaining fast processing speeds, heat stability, taste masking, swallowability and more. But the switch is worth it: manufacturers can serve a broader audience when producing plant-based products, unlocking formats with high thermal stability and allowing for better yields and throughputs.

At DuPont, we provide responsibly sourced raw nutritional ingredients that deliver a high-quality experience for consumers and manufacturers. Our team of global experts will walk you through every step of the process for creating natural, vegetarian soft capsules with simple ingredients like seaweed extracts. With non-GMO and ‘clean label’ ingredients to reduce capsule size, provide a positive consumer sensory experience and increase nutritional ingredients within each capsule, you can be confident you’re putting your best performing products on the shelves with DuPont by your side.  


Product Recommendations:

Our Solution



‘Clean label’, vegan and non-GMO alternative to gelatin, used to reduce capsule size, increase nutritional ingredient in each pill and improve processing speeds

Aquateric® N100

Sustainably sourced from seaweed to create a delayed release of nutritional ingredients in dietary supplements and superior sensory experience for consumers 


Naturally occurring hydrophilic polysaccharides extracted from red seaweed used for gelling for thickening and stabilizing formulations

*Examples only and not representative of a complete list of products. Regional regulations may restrict the use of certain products in dietary supplements. Please contact us for further information.


New Hope Network staff | Oct 19. Data Reveal Trends and Habits, Reaffirm Industry Trust of American Consumers and Dietary Supplement Use. 19 Oct. 2018,

Products We Offer:


Formulate exceptional plant-based supplements, sourced from citrus

Water-soluble, plant-based ingredient with diverse functionality
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Versatile plant-based alternative to gelatin

A delayed release coating solution for nutraceuticals

Versatile functional ingredient for dietary supplements

Superior dietary supplement disintegrants

Consumer-friendly tablet binders

Ingredients extracted straight from nature

Solutions We Deliver:


Enable on-the-go, ‘clean label’ supplements that match consumer’s fast-paced lifestyle and increases adherence

High-quality ingredients, released with absolute accuracy for immediate, sustained & delayed release results

Transform natural functional ingredients into great tasting alternative dosage forms like gummies, ODTS, soft chews and chewables

Innovative solutions for delivering greater throughput and yields with improved capsule-processing speed, decreased dosage size and increased efficiency

Clean and sustainable ingredients sourced right from nature to formulate gummies, tablets, soft and hard capsules

Deliver exceptional flavor, texture, chewability and swallowability with high-quality solutions for various delivery formats

Pack in flavor and function, without unnecessary amounts of sugar or preservatives to mask bitter tasting ingredients

Other Delivery Forms:


Reduce pill fatigue with convenient oral dosage forms that eliminate swallowing difficulties while leaving a creamy mouthfeel and pleasant taste

Delicious chewable, vegan supplements that support healthy, on-the-go lifestyles without loads of sugar

‘Clean label’ and non-GMO ready-to-use technology for melt-in-your-mouth alternatives to gummy supplements

Convenient, easy-to-swallow solid oral dosage form for a taste masked, immediate release and cost-efficient solution

Plant-based and sustainably sourced ingredients to create pills that support vegan, vegetarian, kosher and halal lifestyles

Efficient, versatile and shelf-stable solutions for the world’s most popular oral dosage form
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