Roquette has unveiled LYCAGEL Flex hydroxypropyl pea starch premix, for use in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical softgel capsules. The technology is ideal for manufacturers seeking a plant-based alternative to gelatin, the company says. It allows producers to select ideal plasticizer combinations and customize formulations for production and end-user needs. Capsules made with LYCAGEL Flex maintain a clear and shiny appearance, and optimal hardness.