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AR-CAPS® Acid Resistant Capsules
Produced from an exclusive formulation of hypromellose and proprietary polymers, AR-CAPS® gastric acid-resistant hard capsules prevent the release of drugs in the stomach, making them a cost-effective, quality choice for a vast range of enteric delivery pharmaceutical applications. AR-CAPS® deliver medicine by disintegrating in the duodenum for intestinal absorption, and are especially suitable for the delivery of probiotics and enzymatic formulations. With AR-CAPS®, costly and complex enteric coating processes are completely eliminated.
Advantages
Safeguarding Your Formulation
AR-CAPS® are naturally acid resistant, which eliminates the need for added chemicals, solvents or other coatings to control the release of your formulation as it passes through the digestive tract. The capsule retains its stability against the pH levels of the stomach, but breaks down when it reaches the higher pH levels of the small intestines. AR-CAPS® have a low moisture content, making them ideal for moisture sensitive or hygroscopic formulations.

Available in size 5-000
Raw materials meet all requirements of the current USP & EP
Adheres to and surpasses UPS definition of enteric capsule
Moisture content is kept between 4% and 10%
Visual quality is based on the ANSI/ASQ-Z1.4 Single Sampling Plan
Five-year shelf life
  • Controlled release
  • Resistant to gastric acids
  • Low moisture content
  • Resistant to cross-linking
  • Stability over a wide range of temperatures and humidity
  • Wide regulatory acceptance
Sizing
Your Capsule. Your Way.
AR-CAPS® are available in a full range of sizes, and can be fully customized with coloration, finishing and printing options to align with your brand aesthetic for maximum recognition and impact.
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