Global Empty Capsules Market Share, Growth Revenue, Industry Trends 2024-2032

IMARC Group, a leading market research company, has recently releases report titled “Empty Capsules Market Report by Type (Gelatin Capsule, Non-gelatin Capsule), Raw Material (Pig Meat, Bovine Meat, Bone, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC), and Others), Functionality (Immediate-release Capsules, Sustained-release Capsules, Delayed-release Capsules), Therapeutic Application (Antibiotic and Antibacterial Drugs, Vitamins and Dietary Supplements, Antacid and Antiflatulent Preparations, Cardiovascular Therapy Drugs, and Others), End User (Pharmaceutical Industry, Nutraceutical Industry, Cosmetics Industry, and Others), and Region 2024-2032”, Offers a comprehensive analysis of the industry, which comprises insights on the global empty capsules market.

How Big Is the Empty Capsules Market?

The global empty capsules market size reached US$ 3.1 Billion in 2023. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 5.5 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% during 2024-2032.

Industry Overview of Empty Capsules

Empty capsules are cylindrical or conical containers made from gelatin or vegetarian materials. They are primarily made from gelatin, sourced from animal collagen, and vegetarian alternatives like hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC). They are available in varied sizes and colors for branding and differentiation. They have a long shelf life when stored in appropriate conditions, making them suitable for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. They allow for precise dosing and easy customization of medications or supplements. They can mask the taste and odor of certain substances, improving patient compliance. They protect the contents from degradation due to light and air exposure, enhancing bioavailability. They are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry to encapsulate medications, enabling accurate dosing and controlled release. Besides this, they are utilized to deliver health-promoting compounds found in foods, such as probiotics and antioxidants.

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What are the growth prospects and trends in the empty capsules industry?

The rising reliance of the pharmaceutical industry on oral solid dosage forms for drug delivery represents one of the key factors positively influencing the market. Empty capsules offer an efficient and precise way to administer medications, enabling accurate dosing and controlled release. Additionally, the increasing demand for dietary supplements and nutraceuticals is offering a favorable market outlook.

Along with this, the expanding working population and the fast-paced lifestyles of individuals are driving the demand for convenient and easy-to-swallow capsules for vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts. Apart from this, the rising utilization of flavored capsules with enhanced aroma in the food and beverage (F&B) industry is strengthening the growth of the market. Furthermore, the increasing use of encapsulated ingredients in the cosmetics and personal care industry for targeted applications is propelling the market.

Moreover, the growing adoption of three-dimensional (3D) printing technology for capsule manufacturing is enabling the customization of capsules in terms of shape, size, and composition, catering to specific drug formulations. Additionally, the rise of e-commerce platforms is facilitating the accessibility of empty capsules, making them readily available to individuals.

Leading Companies Operating in the Global Empty Capsules Industry:

  • ACG Associated Capsules Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bright Pharma Caps Inc.
  • CapsCanada Corporation
  • HealthCaps India Limited
  • Lonza Group AG
  • Medicaps Limited
  • Qualicaps Co. Ltd. (Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation)
  • Nectar Lifesciences Limited
  • Roxlor LLC
  • Shanxi Guangsheng Medicinal Capsules Co. Ltd
  • Snail Pharma Industry Co. Ltd, Suheung Co. Ltd
  • Sunil Healthcare Limited

Empty Capsules Market Report Segmentation:

The report has segmented the market into the following categories:

Breakup by Type:

  • Gelatin Capsule
  • Non-gelatin Capsule

Breakup by Raw Material:

  • Pig Meat
  • Bovine Meat
  • Bone
  • Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC)
  • Others

Breakup by Functionality:

  • Immediate-release Capsules
  • Sustained-release Capsules
  • Delayed-release Capsules

Breakup by Therapeutic Application:

  • Antibiotic and Antibacterial Drugs
  • Vitamins and Dietary Supplements
  • Antacid and Antiflatulent Preparations
  • Cardiovascular Therapy Drugs
  • Others

Breakup by End User:

  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Nutraceutical Industry
  • Cosmetics Industry
  • Others

Breakup by Region:

  • North America: (United States, Canada)
  • Asia Pacific: (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Others)
  • Europe: (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Others)
  • Latin America: (Brazil, Mexico, Others)
  • Middle East and Africa

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