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How New Polishing Machines Help Vitaquest Innovate Capsule Manufacturing

As we begin a new year at Vitaquest, our collective pursuit of continuous improvement remains stronger than ever. In the face of an unpredictable economic environment, we have forged a path forward by relying on the resilience of our employees and our unwavering determination to Deliver What’s Next in the nutraceutical industry. This is why we’re Vitaquest Proud to announce the purchase and installation of two new KLS Vertical Capsule Polishers. Discover how these new tools will enhance the efficiency and innovation of our capsule manufacturing process.

Putting Quality First

At Vitaquest, we are committed to a thorough quality assurance process to ensure every product that goes to market is safe and effective. It is why we invested in our Enclony Planet 6G-TC Automated Tablet & Capsule Inspection Machine last summer and why we have purchased this new piece of machinery this year.

Before the final quality inspection, every capsule must be cleaned and polished. This ensures there is no leftover residue on the exterior of the capsule from the filling process. Vitaquest has always used machinery to automate polishing and cleaning; however, with technology rapidly advancing, we knew we needed to invest in the latest state-of-the-art equipment to remain industry leaders in capsule manufacturing.

Producing Cleaner Capsules

Our older polishing equipment was bulky, requiring multiple moving parts. When the equipment needed repairs, cleaning, or reassembly, this led to downtime for our employees and slowed time-to-market for our partners. The new polishing machinery enhances efficiency by using a simplified vertical design. This means fewer parts are needed to do the same job, and less space is taken up in our manufacturing area.

Another benefit of this new equipment is its enhanced quality. The brushes used to clean the capsules are two times longer than those used in our older equipment. This extends the amount of time the capsule is exposed to the cleaning surface, resulting in cleaner products.

Other benefits of this new machinery include:

  • Variable speed settings
  • Eliminates transfer station equipment

Together these benefits reduce maintenance costs and increase time savings, meaning we can help our partners develop high-quality capsule products faster, more efficiently, and more affordably than other nutraceutical manufacturers in the industry.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

 New Year, New Innovation

2022 was a year filled with innovation. 2023 will be no different. Our new capsule polishing machine is just the start. There’s more innovation to come. After all, our desire to improve is never satisfied, and we are excited to continue this journey with all of you.

Stay tuned for more improvement updates as we move forward into the new year and beyond! Interested in Delivering What’s Next with us? Contact us today to get started.

Patrick Brueggman - President and CEO - Vitaquest International
President & CEO Vitaquest International

Patrick Brueggman, with almost two decades in nutraceuticals and personal care, currently leads Vitaquest International as President & CEO. The company, with over 700 employees, is a major custom manufacturer in the supplement and functional foods business, creating 4,000 custom formulas for 500 brands in 50 countries. Prior to Vitaquest, Brueggman was Senior Vice President at Vantage Personal Care and had an 18+ year career at Ashland Specialty Ingredients. Throughout his career, he excelled in business turnaround, change management, team building, strategy development, and acquisition integration, consistently enhancing sales and profitability. Brueggman, holding a Bachelor of Science degree and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt from the University of Louisville, is also passionately involved in five integrative wellness centers in France and the US alongside his wife, Dr. Nouha Domloge.

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