Question: How does the lack of industry standards for the dimensions of empty two-piece capsules and associated filling equipment affect pharmaceutical and nutritional product manufacturing?


No set industry standards exist for the dimensions of either gelatin or HPMC, two-piece capsules or for the specifications of the equipment used to fill them. Upon their development, HPMC capsules didn’t even match the sizes of gelatin capsules from the same manufacturer, making their introduction even more difficult.