Empty Hard Gelatin Capsule

We offer Coni-snap Capsules which are produced under strict high quality standards.  We offer #00, #00 Elongated, #0, #0 Elongated, #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5. With various colors to choose from.  Our Capsules do not contain any perservative. The main ingredient is Gelatin, which is BSE Free. Our Facility is FDA, and ISO9001:2000 Certified.

 

Our Products are Kosher and Halal Certified -- Pharmaceutical Grade empty Gelatin Capsules derived from Bovine raw materials sourced from BSE and PSE Free Countries

100% HIDE Gelatin derived from the skin (70% BSE FREE with 30% PSE FREE)

Kosher and Halal Certified and Inspected

Table I. Overall Product Specification

 

PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL

Specification

MICROBIOLOGICAL

Specification

Disintegration Time     (min)

10

Total count                    (/lg)

<1,000

Heavy Metals              (10-6)

<50

Fungal count                 (/lg)

<100

Arsenic                        (10-6)

<2

Coli form                    (/10g)

0

Ash                                 (%)

NA

Escherichia coli          (/10g)

0

For Transparent Capsules

<2

Staphylococcus          (/10g)

0

For Combined Capsules

3

Pseudomonas             (/10g)

0

For Opaque Capsules

5

Salmonella                 (/10g)

0

Loss on Drying               (%)

12.5-16.0

VISUAL DEFECTS

Specification

Viscosity                 (mm2/s)

>60

Major A AQL                (%)

0.01

SO­2                                          (10-6)

<200

Major B AQL                (%)

0.04

Parabens

0

Minor C AQL                (%)

0.25

Ethylene Oxide

0

 

Ethylene Chlorohydrin

0

 

Ethylene Glycol

0

 

 

Table II. Technical Parameter

Type of Capsule

Average Weight* mg

Length*

in mm

External Diameter *

in mm

 

 

 

Body

Cap

Overall Closed

Body

Cap

00EL

130 ± 10

22.20 ± 0.46

12.95 ± 0.46

25.3 ± 0.3

8.18

8.53

00

118 ± 7

20.22 ± 0.46

11.74 ± 0.46

23.3 ± 0.3

8.18

8.53

0EL

107 ± 7

20.19 ± 0.46

11.68 ± 0.46

23.1 ± 0.3

7.34

7.65

0

96 ± 6

18.44 ± 0.46

10.72 ± 0.46

21.7 ± 0.3

7.34

7.64

1

76 ± 5

16.61 ± 0.46

9.78 ± 0.46

19.4 ± 0.3

6.63

6.91

2

61 ± 4

15.27 ± 0.46

8.94 ± 0.46

18.0 ± 0.3

6.07

6.35

3

48 ± 3

13.59 ± 0.46

8.08 ± 0.46

15.9 ± 0.3

5.57

5.82

4

38 ± 3

12.19 ± 0.46

7.21 ± 0.46

14.3 ± 0.3

5.05

5.32

5

28 ± 2

9.30 ± 0.46

6.20 ± 0.46

11.1 ± 0.3

4.68

4.91

Supro A

114 ± 9

15.10 ± 0.46

14.50 ± 0.46

18.0 ± 0.3

8.18

8.53

Supro B

82 ± 7

11.20 ± 0.46

10.80 ± 0.46

14.2 ± 0.3

8.18

8.53

 

  • *Average weight based on a moisture content of 14% to 14.5% and calculated based on 100 capsules. The upper and lower limits are given at the 99.9% confidence level.
  • ** These data give an indication of the external diameter and length. It should never be considered as accept/reject criteria.  These data can be used for specifying packaging material dimensions.

Table III. Suggested Filling Weight (reference number)

 

The average capsule volume and capsule filled weight capacity (in mg) for typical powder fill densities are as follows:

 

 

CAPACITY

Capsule Volume in (ml)

 

0.6g/ml

 

0.8g/ml

 

1.0g/ml

 

1.2/ml

00EL

1.02

612

816

1,020

1,224

00

0.91

546

728

910

1,092

0EL

0.78

468

624

780

936

0

0.68

408

544

680

816

1

0.50

300

400

500

600

2

0.37

222

296

370

444

3

0.30

180

240

300

360

4

0.21

126

168

210

252

5

0.10

78

104

130

156

Supro A

0.68

408

544

680

816

Supro B

0.50

300

400

500

600

 

The above data are to be considered as approximations since filling product variables and filling machines type can significantly affect the capsule weight capacity.

 

Table IV. Packing In Push-Through Packs

 

The following minimum dimensions of the cavities in the die-rolls on the push-through packaging machines are recommended.

It must be noted that the following values correspond to a film thickness of 0.1mm.

 

Legend:

h = depth of cavity of blister die-roll

L* = length of cavity of blister die-roll measured at h/2 along the axis of the capsule

D* = width of cavity of blister die-roll measured at h/2 along the perpendicular axis of the   

        capsule                                                                                                          

unit: (mm)

 

h

L*

d*

00

9.1

24.8

9.8

0EL

8.2

25.3

8.9

0

8.1

22.6

8.8

1

7.4

20.4

8.1

2

6.9

18.9

7.6

3

6.3

16.9

7.0

4

5.8

15.3

6.5

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