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What Is Gelatin Capsule?

Time:2021-01-28 13:51

What Is Gelatin Capsule?

Empty gelatine capsules are hollow hard capsules made of gelatin and auxiliary materials. The capsules are slender in shape and easy to be swallowed. They are the most popular dosage form for consumers. In addition, the capsules can effectively mask the uncomfortable taste and smell of the contents.


Capsules can contain various powders, liquids, semi-solids and tablets. In addition, the gelatin capsules have good bioavailability because the capsules can dissolve quickly, reliably and safely.

Characteristics of Gelatin Capsules

The empty medicine capsules is cylindrical, and is a hard and elastic hollow capsule composed of a cap and a body that can be fitted and locked. The body of the capsule should be smooth, uniform in color, smooth in the incision, no deformation, and no odor. This product is divided into three types: transparent (both sections do not contain sunscreen), translucent (only one section contains sunscreen), and opaque (both sections contain sunscreen).

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Ingredient of Gelatin Capsules

Most capsules are made of gelatin. Gelatin is widely used in many foods, such as puddings, sweets, preserves, chewing candies, icing, food fillings, and dips. In food, gelatin can help food solidify, thicken, stabilize, and ventilate. It is a very popular, nutritious and low-fat food ingredient. Gelatin itself is a water-soluble protein extracted from collagen, and collagen is the main natural protein component in connective tissue. Through a controlled extraction process, gelatin is obtained from animal skin and bones. There are many types of gelatin. The geletin capsules are made of pharmaceutical grade gelatin, which meets the strict requirements for pharmaceutical products. The procedure of capsule production is to first form a layer of gelatin film on a stainless steel mold. The gelatin film then dries and hardens to form a capsule, which is then removed from the mold. Generally, there are two sizes of molds, one is used to make the capsule body, and the other is larger in diameter to make the capsule cap.

Some Gelatin Capsule Machines

1. Gelatin Melting Tank for Pharmaceutical

The melting tank for pharmacy is made of single-layer sanitary stainless steel.


WIth the features of humanized structure design and easy to operate. Transition area of interior wall on tank adopts arc for transition to ensure no dead corner of sanitation.

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Gelatin melting tank is widely used for uniform stirring and melting of gelatin, water, glycerin and additives to form a stable gelatin solution.


2. Automatic Soft Gelatin Encapsulation Machine

Soft gel encapsulation machine can quantificational inject the oil, mixing suspension and pasty mass into the capsule to form all kinds of soft gel encapsulation with different size, shape and color.

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3. Automatic capsule filling machine

Automatic capsule filling machine adopts multi-bore dosing, intermittent motion and timing frequency-conversion. Capsule maker machine is suitable for automatically completing capsule feeding, separating, filling,(waste capsule rejecting), closing, finished product ejecting for powder or tiny pill medicine in capsule. It is suitable for manufacturers in the pharmaceutical, veterinary, foodstuffs and chemical industries who require a low maintenance and large scale production capacity, fully accords with the GMP standard.


4. Semi Automatic Capsule Filling Machine

Semi-automatic capsule filling machine is special capsule filling machine which is suitable for medium and small pharmaceutical factory, hospital preparation lab, etc.


5. Pharmaceutical Capsule Liquid Filling Machine

Capsule liquid sealing machine can be applied to the filling (liquid, granule, powder, etc.) hard capsules on the plastic sealing, so that the product packaging, storage, transportation process, always in a sealed state.

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