Why K-CAPS®?

Some history with HPMC capsules and dietary supplements

When HPMC capsules first hit the main-stream supplement market in the mid 90’s, I was an encapsulation operator, running high speed Bosch filling equipment for a contract manufacturing company. We were an experienced group, running three shifts, and producing over a billion capsules annually. Our operation at the time was attuned to running gelatin capsules at maximum machine speeds, and aimed for the highest possible quality. I remember when our production manager brought in some new capsules for us to try, they were called “veggie” capsules. The capsules were plant-based, instead of the animal-based gelatin we were accustomed to using. Immediately noticeable upon inspection was the difference in appearance. We held them side-by-side next to gelatin capsules and the difference was night and day. Even when empty, veggie-caps did not have the crystal-clear, highly-polished look which gelatin capsules had; rather, they were cloudy and dull in appearance, and even had a rough exterior texture could be felt by hand, distinguishable with your eyes closed.

CapsCanada is ready to assist the Pharmaceutical Industry as a new vendor for hard empty gelatin capsules

Empty hard gelatin capsules are provided as an excipient for the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. Drug product manufacturers undertake alternative capsule source projects for a number of reasons, including but not limited to the following:

Why Pharmaceutical Companies Should Start Changing Capsule Suppliers Now

Given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S.-based pharmaceutical manufacturers are suddenly faced with a hard truth: They have a supply chain problem. Specifically, they’re realizing that their existing overseas gelatin capsule supplier may not be able to continue to provide reliable production and delivery.