Soft gelatin (also called softgel or soft elastic) capsules consist of one piece hermetically-sealed soft shells. Soft gelatin capsules are prepared by adding a plasticizer, such as glycerin or polyhydric alcohol (e.g., sorbitol), to gelatin. The plasticizer makes gelatin elastic. Soft gelatin capsules come in various shapes such as spherical, elliptical, oblong, and special tube shapes with and without twist off. They can contain non-aqueous liquids, suspensions, pasty materials, or dry powders.
The term soft gelatin capsules is commonly abbreviated to 'softgels'.Soft gelatin capsules has an advantages over hard gelatin capsules is to make a liquid formulation containing the drug in a one-piece outer gelatin shell.
The demand of the soft gel capsules is increasing due to the available customization facilities for the molds and content as per customer needs. The soft gel capsules have many application areas out of which pharmaceutical, cosmetics and health supplements contribute the major shares to the growth of the global soft gel capsules market. The Global Softgel Capsules Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 5.4% over the next decade to reach approximately $316.6 billion by 2025. Thus, as an entrepreneur this project offers an exciting opportunity to you.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
· C J Gelatine Products Ltd
· Fortcaps Healthcare Ltd.
· Healthcaps India Ltd.
· India Gelatine & Chemicals Ltd.
· K P Gelatines & Chemicals India Ltd.
· Narmada Gelatines Ltd.
· Rama Industries Ltd.
· Sterling Biotech Ltd.