Iberchem presents Vernocaps, its own biodegradable fragrance encapsulation technology


A durable encapsulation alternative suitable for home care and personal care applications

After several years of work from its perfume technology department, Iberchem now presents VernovaCaps, its new biodegradable perfume capsules. Iberchem’s Vernovacaps is the second biodegradable fragrance encapsulation technology to be launched on the market. It is also the only one with a biodegradability corresponding to the OECD standards of Readily biodegradable (greater than 60% in 28 days) with subsequent degradation thereafter. Our first variant of Vernovacaps was formulated for fabric softeners but will eventually be extended to other product lines such as personal care.

Vernovacaps adds another milestone to the company’s sustainability program and is a new addition to Iberchem’s Green Future portfolio of sustainable fragrance solutions. Vernovacaps is available to all Iberchem customers worldwide. The new fragrance technology not only offers a high level of biodegradability, but also consists of a minimum of 60% bio-based materials. Vernovacaps complies with the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) 2022 proposed legislation on microplastics and the 2027 ban on non-biodegradable microplastics due to its high level of biodegradability.

“The Fragrance Technology department has worked closely with Iberchem perfumers to introduce new biodegradable capsules that meet customer expectations both in terms of scent and performance,” said Michael White, Director fragrance technologies at Iberchem. “Our new Vernovacaps offer stable and robust flavors that are unaffected by the encapsulation process. Being among the very first companies in the fragrance industry to offer such a fragrance solution demonstrates Iberchem’s capabilities and positions us as one of the leaders in fragrance technology solutions.

Vernovacaps is a fantastic option for companies looking for performance while contributing to their company’s sustainability ambitions. The new technology offers the same performance as Iberchem’s traditional NeoCaps encapsulation technology®.

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Iberchem’s capsules are known to prolong the performance of the fragrance in the later stages of the laundry process, such as after drying, ironing, during storage or even while wearing. The new VernovaCaps are the perfect solution for a product to deliver the same long-lasting fragrance experience while addressing sustainability.

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