Found In: Bovine
Source: Bovine Hides
Supplier / Farming Location: Australia
Final Location of Manufacturing: Sydney, Australia
Function: Capsule Casing
Why we use it in our soft gel capsule manufacturing: Gelatin is commonly used in soft gel capsule manufacturing due to its unique properties that make it an ideal material for encapsulation. Gelatin is a natural protein derived from collagen, typically sourced from animal tissues such as bovine or porcine skin and bones. It possesses excellent film-forming and gelling abilities, allowing it to create a flexible and cohesive outer shell for soft gel capsules. The gelatin shell provides a protective barrier for the encapsulated active ingredients, preventing oxidation, moisture ingress, and other environmental factors that could degrade the contents. Moreover, gelatin is easily digestible, making it suitable for oral pharmaceutical and nutritional products. Its versatility in accommodating various formulations, including liquids and semisolids, and its compatibility with a wide range of compounds contribute to the popularity of gelatin in soft gel capsule manufacturing.