pF What types of capsules in the market? `F There are soft capsules and hard capsules. @
pF What is a soft capsule made of? `F It is made of gelatin, glycerin and water, with gelatin being a major raw material.
Gelatin is a pure animal protein made by the partial hydrolysis of collagen, the main constituent of the skin, bones, flesh and tendons of vertebrate animals. Gelatin consists of 18 amino acid components except tryptophan and is very nutritious as a food ingredient. Gelatin is also a biodegradable and environmentally friendly material. Gelatin's permeability to water, its impermeability against air, film formability and adhesive properties make it suitable for use in capsules.
pF What are features of a soft capsule? `F 1j It envelopes contents such as oil. So it holds in smell and bitterness, making it easy to be swallowed. 2j As is gelatin's characteristics, it prevents contents from being oxidized and moisturized, and foreign matters from getting in. Therefore, it can keep filling contents safe and stable. 3j Beautiful glossy appearance. It is possible to add taste and flavor to gelatin film, as well as to give color, gloss and hardness. It is also possible to transform into any shapes. Mouth feel can be also enjoyed. 4j It is 100% natural and nutritionaly effective. When being used as a package, it is environmentally friendly to both human and earth.
What are special features only Sankyo can provide?
`F The followings are what only Sankyo can do. @
1j High absorption capsules are available.[High absorption capsule] 2j Export of supplement is also available by our Tokyo office, in compliance with your formula or our formula which we present. 3j Flexible, yet less-sticky, soft capsules are available.
This capsule was designed for chewable use as new application as opposed to conventional swallowing use.
pF By what type of machine are those soft capsules made? `F Sankyo manufactures soft capsule encapsulation machines and support equipment by its own technology. This is the reason why we can comply with any needs which you may have.
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@ @ pF To what types of products are soft capsules applied? `F Being applied not only to nutritional supplements but also to processed foods, cosmetics, amenity products and sport products (as seen at paint balls). Thus, the use is versatile as food package and as packages for many other purposes. @ @
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