CAVAMAX® is the trade name for natural cyclodextrins from WACKER. WACKER is the only company in the world to manufacture all three natural cyclodextrins – α, β and γ.
Innovative CAVAMAX®cyclodextrins permit the molecular encapsulation of substances – such as vitamins, bitter substances, essential oils and the like – and thereby pave the way to completely new applications and products, particularly in the life sciences. Because CAVAMAX®cyclodextrins can reversibly encapsulate other materials, they can modify their properties, for example by improving their stability and solubility in aqueous media or reducing their volatility.
This allows them also to selectively improve the properties of polymer systems. They can be used for example as a process auxiliary in polymerization or as a rheology-control additive.
Other applications include masking unpleasant odors, stabilizing aromas and increasing the solubility of active ingredients. Moreover, CAVAMAX®cyclodextrins are used in fermentation to extract the desired fermentation products. They are particularly suitable for lipophilic products.
CAVAMAX®cyclodextrins are already used in various applications in the personal care, consumer care, pharmaceutical, foods and food supplement sectors.
We supply CAVAMAX®cyclodextrins in a pharmaceutical grade (CAVAMAX® Pharma), food grade (CAVAMAX® Food) and in standard technical grade. Our portfolio also includes various CAVAMAX®cyclodextrin complexes.