Found In: Beeswax
Source: Apis mellifera (bee)
Supplier / Farming Location: Australia
Final Location of Manufacturing: Sydney, Australia
Why we use it in our soft gel capsule manufacturing: Beeswax is commonly used in soft gel capsule manufacturing due to its unique combination of physical and chemical properties. Its natural composition, primarily consisting of esters, fatty acids, and hydrocarbons, provides a stable and flexible matrix for encapsulating pharmaceutical or nutritional ingredients. Beeswax imparts a desirable level of rigidity to the soft gel capsules, helping them maintain their shape and integrity. Additionally, its low melting point ensures that the capsules remain pliable and easy to swallow at body temperature. The use of beeswax in soft gel capsules aligns with the pharmaceutical industry's preference for natural, biocompatible materials, and it contributes to the overall stability and performance of the capsules, facilitating the effective delivery of the enclosed substances.