Empty cellulose capsule shells are nontoxic vegetarian capsule shells which are manufactured
from Non animal origin material HPMC. HPMC is widely used in food and pharmaceutical
industry as an additive, and are included in monographs of many pharmacopoeia like
IP,USP,Ph.Eur HPMC are approved by FDA and EMA as food additive for direct or indirect
WHO-JECFA database has no limits on the amount of HPMC intake.
Well Suited for Moisture Sensitive Formulations
The low moisture content of these capsules enhances its applications to:
Resistance to cross Linking
Hypromellose (INN), short for Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose. HPMC is solely plant based and free of animal products.
Hypromellose is a solid, and is a slightly off-white to beige powder in appearance and may be formed into granules. The compound forms colloids when dissolved in water. This non-toxic ingredient is combustible and can react vigorously with oxidizing agents.
Hypromellose in an aqueous solution, unlike methylcellulose, exhibits a thermal gelation property. That is, when the solution heats up to a critical temperature, the solution congeals into a non-flowable but semi-flexible mass. Typically, this critical (congealing) temperature is inversely related to both the solution concentration of HPMC and the concentration of the methoxy group within the HPMC molecule (which in turn depends on both the degree of substitution of the methoxy group and the molar substitution. That is, the higher the concentration of the methoxy group, the lower the critical temperature. The viscosity of the resulting mass, however, is directly related to the concentration of the methoxy group.
|Other names||Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose; HPMC; E464|
Kappa Carrageenan is a hydrocolloid extracted from some red seaweeds belonging to the Gigartina, Hypnea, Eucheuma, Chondrus and Iridaea species. It is used in a wide variety of applications in the food and pharmaceuticals industry as a thickening, gelling, stabilizing and suspending agent in water and milk systems.
Carrageenan has a unique ability to form a wide variety of gel textures at room temperature: rigid or elastic, clear or turbid, tough or tender, heat stable or thermally reversible, low or high melting/gelling temperatures. It may also be used as a suspending, gelling, emulsifying, stabilizing and water retaining agent in other industrial applications.
We manufactured Empty Hard HPMC Capsules in following sizes.