Hard gelatin capsules bring highly important medicines to patients all over the world. These are the industry standard when it comes to an aesthetically pleasing, colored and recognizable medicine with high bioavailability and ease of swallowing.
The gelatin hard capsule can contain powders, as well as granulates, pellets, tablets, small capsules and even oil based liquid fillings. A gelatin hard capsule contains almost 86% of gelatin, while the remaining ingredients are water, colorants, opacifiers and plasticizers (if used). Unlike some other hydrocolloids, gelatin is 100% natural, non-synthetic, sustainable, and non-GMO. Furthermore, it has the GRAS status. These facts make gelatin the perfect fit for the needs of today's global hard capsule industry.
PB Leiner's gelatin has the desired properties for making high quality hard gelatin capsules: The right bloom and viscosity profile provide the correct film forming properties, while excellent color and turbidity characteristics ensure high quality transparent capsules. In addition, our products come with Kosher and Halal certificates – hence we also serve the markets of various different religious practices. Our global production footprint and track record as a long term partner with most industry leaders confirms our position as a reliable supplier of all different types of pharmaceutical gelatin.