What is a hollow gelatin capsule?

Update:15 May 2020

The gelatin hollow capsule is composed of cap and body capsule shell refined by medicinal gelatin and auxiliary materials, which is mainly used for holding solid medicine. Such as self-made powders, health care products, pharmaceuticals, etc., solve the problem of difficult entrance and bad taste for consumers. In addition, the capsules can also be printed with words, trademarks and designs to present a unique customized appearance. Hollow gelatin capsules are hollow hard capsules made of gelatin plus accessories. The capsules are slender in shape and easy to swallow. They are the most popular dosage forms for consumers. In addition, the capsules can effectively mask the unpleasant taste of the contents And smell, really realized that the good medicine is no longer bitter.
Capsules can hold various powders, liquids, semi-solids and tablets. In addition, capsules have good bioavailability because the capsules dissolve quickly, reliably, and safely.


Most capsules are made of gelatin. Gelatin is widely used in many foods, such as pudding, sweets, candied fruit, chewing candies, icing, food fillings and dips. In food, gelatin can help food solidify, thicken, stabilize, and ventilate. It is an extremely 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 capsules are made of pharmaceutical grade gelatin, which meets the strict requirements for pharmaceutical products. The procedure for making capsules is to first form a layer of gelatin film on a stainless steel mold. The gelatin film is then dried and hardened to form a capsule, which is then removed from the mold. There are generally two sizes of molds, one is used to make the capsule body, and the other is used to make the capsule cap with a larger diameter.


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