Gelatin, which forms the softgel casing, is made by mixing dry powder gelatin granules with water and glycerin. The mixture is heated in a large melt tank and then undergoes a vacuum process to remove air bubbles.
The capsules are mechanically transported into rotating tumblers. Continuous motion prevents the product from sticking together or changing shape. Rotating tumblers full of freshly produced softgels are pumped with low-humidity air for 24 hours in the drying room.
Softgel Drying Systems
In the finishing room, the capsules are mechanically fed into a sorting machine that removes product that is too big or too small. Next, employees visually examine each softgel under an ultraviolet (UV) light for bubbles, impurities or abnormal shapes. Softgels that pass human inspection enter a laser-etching machine that engraves an identification code. The capsules are then boxed and placed in the humidity- and temperature-controlled softgel warehouse.
Softgel Sorting Systems
Softgel Sorting Machine
Softgel Ancillary Equipment
Gelatin Melt tank
Gelatin Storage Tank
Medicine Storage Tank
Medicine Vacuum Homogenizer
The gel and fill material are vacuumed into the encapsulation machine. The warm gel is slightly cooled to form sheets of gelatin, which are measured to ensure precise thickness. The sheets are fed through the encapsulation machine and cut into two softgel casing halves. The fill material is pumped into the capsule, and the halves are sealed.
Absence or significant reduction of preservatives
Excellent reproduction of the dosed volumes (+/- 2%)
Actives protected from oxidation
Hermetically sealed shell
Delicate actives protected
No compression of the actives
Difficult to manipulate without evidence
100% biodegradable shell oil medium protects mucosa
Easy to swallow
Taste masking & aroma
Same efficacy with lower active dosage
Quick and complete absorption of the active
Quicker disintegration – dissolution and oil medium
MYSOFTGEL has accumulated over 30 years of production know-how and expertise in soft gelatin capsule manufacturing.