Found In: Vegetable Oil
Supplier / Farming Location: Australia
Final Location of Manufacturing: Sydney, Australia
Function: Capsule Casing
Why we use it in our soft gel capsule manufacturing:
Glycerol is commonly used in soft gel capsule manufacturing for its unique properties that contribute to the formation and stability of the gelatin shell. As a polyol compound, glycerol enhances the flexibility and plasticity of gelatin, the primary material used to create soft gel capsules. This property is crucial during the encapsulation process, as it allows the gelatin to be easily molded into the desired shape without cracking or breaking. Glycerol also helps maintain the softness and flexibility of the finished capsules, ensuring that they remain pliable and easy to swallow. Additionally, glycerol acts as a plasticizer, preventing the gelatin from becoming brittle over time. Its hygroscopic nature also helps in retaining moisture, preventing the capsules from drying out and maintaining their integrity. Overall, glycerol plays a pivotal role in the production of soft gel capsules by contributing to the physical attributes and stability of the gelatin shell.