The soft capsule mentioned here is the outer shell of the soft capsule we see. It is a kind of packaging method of capsules. Its downstream industries are health care products, medicines and other industries (such as the cosmetics industry). The outstanding characteristics of soft capsules is strong plasticity and high elasticity, Generally suitable for packaging oily drugs and low melting point drugs, such as Vitamin E, fish oil, etc., which our female friends often take, these are both soft capsules. So how is the soft capsule shell preparation, and what soft capsule production equipment is needed?
First, raw materials
Prior to the cooperation of several soft capsule production customers, by understanding, the raw materials of making soft capsules is relatively simple, generally only gelatin, plasticizer and water, made in a certain proportion. The elastic size of the soft capsule depends on the weight ratio between the dry gelatin, the dry plasticizer and the water in the capsule shell(the plasticizer is glycerin, sorbitol or a mixture of the two). The dry weight of gelatin and plasticizer determines the hardness of the shell. Generally, the suitable weight ratio is 0.4 to 0.6: 1.0 (dry plasticizer: dry gelatin), and the ratio of water to dry gelatin is 1:1. When the weight ratio between the plasticizer and gelatin is 0.3:1.0, the shell is hard, and if it is 1.8:1, the shell becomes soft. The ratio of various materials in the capsule shell prescription is determined according to the nature and requirements of the drug.
Second, soft capsule production equipment
The soft capsule production equipment generally includes: a vacuum emulsifier, a colloid mill, a heat preservation tank, a chemical glue tank, a glue liquid heat preservation tank, a pellet press machine, a stereotyped cage, a pellet inspection machine, and the like.
Third, the production process of soft capsules
The production process of soft capsules is as follows: ingredients (plasticized) → pressed pills → stereotyped → dried → light inspection → inspection pills → inner packaging → inspection.
In the soft capsule production equipment, the preparation of raw materials is an important part of these links, and the equipment in this part is especially critical. Yekeey gule cans, emulsifiers, colloid mills and other equipment can meet the production needs of this link, in line with the hygiene requirements of the food and pharmaceutical industries. Yekeey chemical gule cans, emulsifiers, colloid mills and other equipment are widely used in various industries, and are indispensable mixed-link mechanical equipment in the modern industrial industry.