OTC supplements on the Lab+ system

Confectionery with supplements offer vital-biological benefits for the human organism. This relatively young product group is increasingly taking over the function of conventional food supplements. Hänsel Processing is happy to assist you with the supply of high-quality production equipment for the manufacture of your OTC products.

Hänsel Processing followed the approach of incorporating active ingredients with health benefits into functional confectionery, such as fruit gums and hard candies, at an early stage.

Our plants process active ingredients in both liquid and powder form. We pay particular attention to the timing of the addition of the sensitive active ingredients - as early as necessary and as late as possible. This enables us to minimize thermal stress and, as a result, possible destruction of the important active ingredients.

Through intelligently designed plant configurations, we enable the shortest possible interruptions during product changes. Numerous successfully completed projects give us the experience to design tailor-made systems that satisfy our customers to the highest degree.

Use the effect of vitamins, nutraceuticals and OTC supplements to enrich your confectionery with additional health benefits. For the development of your new products, our CandyLab offers a continuous lab line  with the know-how of our experienced technologists for your product development.

  • Direct transferability of parameters from the development phase to the production plant
  • Lowest raw material input at a throughput of only 8 - 30 kg/h
  • Illustration of all process steps according to the concept of the production plant

The following plant is offered by us for the production of OTC supplements:


This laboratory plant is particularly interesting for manufacturers of small quantities of high-quality products, such as OTC products. Another application area for this small unit is the field of product development (R&D).

The integrated system has a raw material preparation station with a high-shear mixer for homogeneous mixing of raw materials. In addition to crystals, powders and liquids, all commercially available jellifying agents can be mixed too. Should the raw materials not be pre-weighed already, integrated weighing is possible.

A frequency-controlled dosing pump delivers the pre-product to the JELLYSTAR® Lab+ or ROTAMAT® Lab+, (if dairy or protein-containing materials are being processed). A subsequent vacuuming lowers the temperature and water content of the mass before colours, flavours, acids or active ingredients are added in a continuous dosing station. Given that the quantities are very small, special pumps are employed, which can be optionally equipped with flow meters.