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Hard Shell Empty Capsules

Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) has become a successful alternative material for two-piece hard capsules, overcoming the traditional ‘gelatin’ animal source, from cattle bones or hide, and being suitable for vegetarians.

HPMC; (CAS No. 9004-65-3) is an odourless, tasteless and white to slightly off-white, fibrous or granular, free-flowing powder that is a synthetic modification of the natural polymer, cellulose.

At ProTec, our HPMC capsules use cellulose from wood pulp (plant).

We exclusively source and supply high-quality capsules produced at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with, amongst others, BRC, ISO, Halal and Kosher accreditations. Our partner has almost 20 years of experience working with 2-piece capsule technologies, so we’re confident our capsules will run on your machines. Please ask us for a sample carton to trial.

We stock clear capsules, in sizes #1, #0, and #00, and regularly order other sizes (#3 and #4, for example). We have low minimum order quantities, from a single carton upwards, and a fast delivery service from our own UK facility.

We can also offer coloured capsules and a printing service for your logo or name.

Please feel free to ask us for more details.