Why Size 0 HPMC Capsule Was Produced
Size 0 HPMC (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) capsules were produced as a smaller alternative to the traditional Size 0 capsules. The smaller size allows for more precise dosing and can be easier to swallow, making them a popular choice for dietary supplements and medications.
In addition to their smaller size, HPMC capsules also offer several advantages over traditional gelatin capsules. HPMC capsules are made from plant-derived cellulose and do not contain any animal products, making them a suitable option for vegetarians and vegans. HPMC capsules are also more resistant to moisture and have a longer shelf life than gelatin capsules, making them a preferred choice for products that are sensitive to moisture.
The development of Size 0 HPMC capsules
provides a smaller and more versatile option for encapsulating a wide range of products in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries.
Storage Requirements for Size 0 HPMC Capsules
Like other capsules, Size 0 HPMC (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) capsules also have certain storage requirements to maintain their quality and integrity. The following are the storage requirements for Size 0 HPMC capsules:
Temperature: The recommended storage temperature for HPMC capsules is between 15°C and 25°C. Exposure to temperatures outside this range, especially high temperatures, can cause the capsules to soften, stick together or melt.
Humidity: HPMC capsules
are more resistant to moisture than gelatin capsules, but they should still be kept in a cool, dry place. High humidity can cause the capsules to become soft or brittle, which can affect their integrity and lead to capsule breakage.
Light: HPMC capsules should be stored in a dark, cool place away from direct sunlight, as exposure to light can cause them to degrade and lose their quality.
Air: HPMC capsules should be stored in airtight containers to prevent moisture and air from entering and affecting their quality.
Stability: HPMC capsules have a longer shelf life compared to gelatin capsules, but they still have a limited shelf life. It is recommended to use them within two years from the manufacturing date to ensure their quality.
Proper storage of Size 0 HPMC capsules can help maintain their quality, integrity, and effectiveness.