Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) vacant capsule
HPMC vacant capsules are prepared with vegetal materials - HPMC additive and appropriate excipients.
This vacant capsule is made with natural plant that makes itself favorable for vegetarians and other customers with vegetarian preference. This vacant capsule also comprises concepts of health, safety, nontoxicity and environmentally-friendliness. It also has advantages of low water content and high tenacity, which is able to be filled with pharmaceutical powder (high moisture) especially Chinese traditional medicine. It is an inert material without amino acids, which prevents cross-linking reaction with pharmaceuticals as well as Maillard reaction.
Shaoxing Zhongya Capsule Co., Ltd was founded in January 1992. We are a China HPMC empty capsule Manufacturers and Vegetable Empty Capsule suppliers, We provide customized services for customers, including product size, product color, etc., all of which can be selected by customers. Now, Zhongya holds 12 manufacturing lines with full capability of #00, #0, #0E ,#1, #2, #3,#4 and #00B capsules. 8 new manufacturing lines will be added to achieve a total manufacturing line number of 20 and an annual productivity of 10 billions pieces of capsules. Zhongya’s factories were designed to reach GMP requirements with efficient process layout, solid technical strength, fully equipped instruments. Standard management mode and system, under the instruction of ISO9000, had secured the prime production of capsules. Zhongya provides free services to help clients to choose capsule model, color, print draft design, commissioning for filling facilities and other technical consulting. In the meanwhile, Zhongya is equipped with advanced printing techniques, and is able to provide any printing requirement based on clients’s need. In line with the concept of honesty and pragmatism, the company adheres to the principle of "quality-oriented, continuous innovation" to provide customers with satisfactory service.
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HPMC (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose) empty capsules are a type of pharmaceutical or dietary supplement capsule. They are also known as vegetarian or vegan capsules because they are made from plant-based materials and do not contain gelatin, which is derived from animal sources.
HPMC capsules are typically made from two primary ingredients: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, a semi-synthetic polymer derived from cellulose, and water. These capsules are free from animal by-products, making them suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
HPMC capsules come in various sizes, ranging from 000 to 5, with 000 being the largest and 5 being the smallest. They are available in a wide range of colors, allowing for easy identification and product branding.
HPMC capsules are used in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and dietary supplement industries to encapsulate various substances, including vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, probiotics, and other powdered or granulated ingredients.
Vegetable HPMC capsules are made primarily from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, which is a semisynthetic polymer derived from cellulose. It's considered safe for consumption and is suitable for various dietary preferences and restrictions.
These capsules are available in various sizes and colors to meet different product needs and branding requirements. Common sizes include 00, 0, 1, and 2, with clear and opaque options for colors.
HPMC capsules have controlled dissolution properties. The rate at which they dissolve in the digestive tract can be adjusted during the manufacturing process, making them suitable for various formulations and drug release profiles.
Vegetable HPMC capsules are often used as an alternative to gelatin capsules. Gelatin capsules are derived from animal collagen and may not be suitable for vegetarians or people with dietary restrictions.
These capsules are compatible with a wide range of ingredients, including powders, granules, and semi-solid materials. They are also less likely to interact with the contents inside compared to some other capsule materials.
Vegetable HPMC capsules are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory authorities in many countries. They meet the requirements of various pharmacopeias and quality standards.
HPMC capsules are less susceptible to moisture compared to gelatin capsules, which can be an advantage in certain applications, especially when dealing with hygroscopic substances.
The shelf life of these capsules is typically longer than that of gelatin capsules due to their moisture resistance.
The manufacturing process for HPMC capsules involves the use of HPMC, water, and optional colorants. The ingredients are mixed, formed into capsules, and then dried.
Like other types of capsules, vegetable HPMC capsules are typically packaged in bulk or blister packs for distribution and use.