Socati Corp. Debuts Flavorless, Water-Soluble Cannabinoid Ingredients
Microencapsulation technology allows for incorporating cannabinoids into food, beverages.
Socati Corp. is debuting its most advanced water-soluble ingredients, which bring advanced microencapsulation technology from the food and beverage world into the hemp-derived ingredients market.
Socati’s new water soluble ingredients are truly flavorless. Their unique properties enable manufacturers to incorporate hemp-derived cannabinoids into their products without the need for emulsifiers, surfactants, additional flavoring agents or other complicated treatments.
This advanced microencapsulation technology helps make unique and customizable formulations possible. Capabilities include the integration of natural antioxidants and antimicrobials to extend shelf life, flavor solutions to create comprehensive ingredients for product development, and other functional ingredients such as vitamins. For example, Socati is currently formulating a custom solution for a client containing vitamin B12, specific levels of CBG and CBD, and a distinct fruit flavor for functionality testing.
“Incorporating cannabinoids into beverages, food and topicals without altering flavor or texture of finished products has been a significant problem faced by the industry which, up to now, hasn’t had a viable, commercial solution.” said Socati CEO Josh Epstein. “Through leveraging some of the most advanced technologies in the food and beverage industry, our new ingredient offers the precision that manufacturers require to satisfy the rapidly growing consumer demand for products containing CBD and other cannabinoids.”
Like all of Socati’s ingredients, this water-soluble product uses proprietary chromatographic processes to ensure all of the CBD and other desirable compounds found in hemp remain in the finished product, while THC levels are far below most commercial labs’ ability to detect.
These ingredients take advantage of Socati’s fully customizable product technology, which offers manufacturers the ability to purchase all-natural ingredients with specific cannabinoid profiles to meet increasing consumer demand for personalized products.
In addition to meeting company leadership and key scientific personnel, visitors to Socati’s Booth 7045 at SupplySide West Oct. 15-19 will participate in demonstrations featuring the company’s advanced water-soluble ingredients.
Socati has raised $42 million in private capital since late 2018, enabling it to deliver significant advancements in hemp-derived ingredients. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas, has a research and development genetics and seed facility in Woodburn, Ore., and a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certified processing and manufacturing facility in Missoula, Mont.