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PRESS RELEASE: AEDC Welcomes New Early-Stage Manufacturer to Incubator

TRuCapSol joins the business incubation program at Bridgeworks Enterprise Center

Allentown, Pa. — May 14, 2018 — The Allentown Economic Development Corporation has approved TRuCapSol LLC to join its business incubation program at the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center. It is expected that the company will be operational by July 1.

TRuCapSol (Time Release Capsule Solutions) is a microencapsulation company focused on delivering active ingredients at the right time and right place. The company models its delivery systems after Mother Nature’s encapsulation systems, which allows them to produce environmentally friendly and world-class capsules. By utilizing their patented technology and production processes, TRuCapSol can decrease the waste and improve the effectiveness of the formulations delivered to their customers. The company’s initial product line will focus on the consumer goods space, specifically laundry products such as detergents, fabric softeners, etc.

“We are excited to have the TRuCapSol team join our ranks,” said AEDC Executive Director Scott Unger. “They are a notable example of how high-tech companies that create good-paying manufacturing jobs can launch and grow in the Lehigh Valley.”

TRuCapSol comes to Bridgeworks by way of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The company launched their research and development efforts at the TechVentures incubator in Bethlehem.

“We started in a lab at Ben Franklin TechVentures to prove our technology and develop the capability to produce several grams of our products at a time,” explained TRuCapSol CEO David Brand. “With our move to Bridgeworks, we will scale up to producing test batches of our products that are several kilograms in size which we can then provide for testing to customers. The goal is to attain full-scale production in a manufacturing facility.”

AEDC Program Manager Anthony Durante was also pleased with the new addition to the program.

“This is a terrific example of how the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Lehigh Valley can work together to help create new companies and new jobs,” said Durante. “By fostering a collaborative mindset between organizations, TRuCapSol is able to capitalize upon all of the resources that both AEDC and Ben Franklin Technology Partners has to offer.”

 

About Allentown Economic Development Corporation

Allentown Economic Development Corporation is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve vacant and underutilized properties within the City of Allentown in order to create an environment where manufacturers and other companies can flourish throughout their lifecycle, from launch to rapid growth, and on to long-term success and profitability. By doing so, AEDC can advance the economic vitality of Allentown and the Lehigh Valley through job creation and business growth.

Over its 29-year existence, the Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, founded in the refurbished Mack Trucks Plant 4A in 1989, has helped launch more than 61 companies in Allentown that have created more than 618 jobs. It is a member of the Ben Franklin Business Incubator Network. Today, the Center is home to Amorphic Tech Ltd., ColdEdge Technologies, The Colony Meadery, County Seat Spirits, HiJinx Brewing Company, JH Plastics, LightLab International Allentown, MTS Ventures, Polymer Contours, TRuCapSol, and Zzyzx Polymers.

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