|Gelatins are suitable for a variety
of uses in the pharmaceutical industry, including hard and soft shell capsules, vitamin
encapsulation, tablet binding and others.
Sterling offers limed processed (Type B) Pharmaceutical gelatins with Bloom gel strengths ranging from 150 to 270 (approx.).
Sterling offers a range of pharmaceutical gelatins and grades suitable for specific applications.
Pharmaceutical gelatins are supplied to conform with the current European Pharmacopoeia, also the current BP, USP, or other pharmacopoeia, as required. Generally, the Sterling specifications for pharmaceutical gelatins impose much tighter limits than the pharmacopoeia require. Additional test may be included, such as particle size distribution, viscosity, viscosity degradation, isoionic point, etc, depending upon the customer requirements.
Sterling Gelatin is well equipped to cater to a wide range of specifications as required by the customer.
Hard shell gelatin capsules
Several gelatin types may be used in the manufacture of hard capsules. Traditionally these have all been relatively high Bloom strength gelatins in the range 230-265g Bloom (BSI).
More recently, limed gelatins with lower Bloom strengths in the range 180-230g (BSI) have been used. Sterling produces limed gelatins with Bloom strength in the range 150-270g Bloom, which normally represent a major proportion of the gelatin blend used in hard capsule manufacture.
Soft Shell Gelatin Capsules
160 Bloom limed gelatin has traditionally been the standard gelatin for the manufacture of soft shell capsules.
Detailed information on the physical and chemical properties of Gelatin is available on request.