Application areas and categories
Our specialists will tailor the best solution for your ingredients, application area, and target user. They draw on Fertin’s unrivalled expertise in oral and intra-oral delivery systems and experience working with a wide variety of active and functional ingredients.
Consumer research also plays a vital role in creating world-class nicotine products. Over the last 30 years, Fertin has developed an unrivalled understanding of NRT and an individual’s cessation journey, both physiological and psychological. Pleasure can contribute to treatment adherence and is therefore very important for successfully overcoming addiction. This is where Fertin’s long heritage in confectionery chewing gum provides a strong advantage for consumers.
We have also experienced how individual preferences play an important role. Some people enjoy chewing gum and prefer a sustained release of nicotine. Other people prefer fast craving relief, while some situations require a discrete solution. It’s clear that the global market is asking for new delivery systems. Our range of innovative delivery systems helps you create products backed by claims, tailored to consumers’ needs, preferences, culture, and behaviours.
In tests, more than 75% of consumers reported that they liked the delivery method and the appearance of Zapliq® and compressed gum compared to the most common formats in the market, such as tablets and liquids. Zapliq® multivitamins can be developed with 100% of the nutrient reference value (NRV) according to the EU and US guidance levels, providing consumers with a convenient and enjoyable way to cover their daily vitamin requirements.
Sugar-free chewing gum is known to benefit oral hygiene, promoting fresh breath, reducing plaque and strengthening and whitening teeth. Fertin has developed several effective oral care products where the active ingredients are released directly into the oral cavity and activated locally.
Our innovative delivery systems provide fast release, convenience in a portable format, and great long-lasting flavour.
In consumer studies, Zapliq® was found to suggest quick efficacy and thus fast relief. Our delivery systems provide discrete administration, a highly acceptable delivery format for adults and children, and the correct dosage every time.
In a recent consumer preference study, 81% of participants who have taken medication for allergy in the past 6 months expressed a very high liking of Fertin’s compressed gum, compared to 67% who have tried some of the other most common formats available in the market.
Convenience and soothing effects are the main drivers of growth in cough and cold remedies. Zapliq® and the compressed gum can be developed with zinc, vitamin C and pectin. Zinc and vitamin C contribute to the normal function of the immune system, while pectin has shown to have a soothing effect. This combination of active ingredients together with flavours such as lemon and honey offers consumers a pleasant solution to coughs and colds.
Our products can be formulated with calcium carbonate or calcium carbonate and magnesium hydroxide and can effectively neutralise acidity in the oesophagus and relieve heartburn faster and for a longer period. They are also taken without water, while providing a pleasant mouthfeel and fresh flavour, making them highly convenient for consumers on-the-go or out for dinner.
Whether they contain diphenhydramine or melatonin, most sleep aids are taken just before sleep. In general, people don’t like to drink a lot of water before bed or get up to brush their teeth again. This makes many conventional pills or gummy tablets inconvenient. Our compressed gum and Zapliq® delivery systems are taken without water and are beneficial for oral hygiene.