At present, two categories of empty capsule products, gelatin empty capsule, and non-gelatin empty capsule, have been formed internationally. Non-gelatin empty capsules are further divided into cellulose esters (such as hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, etc.), and plant polysaccharides according to different raw materials. (such as pullulan, alginic acid, carrageenan, agar, etc.) and plant starches (such as modified corn starch, potato starch, sweet potato starch, etc.) 3 types.
The production of empty capsules in my country started late, but driven by the rapid development of my country's pharmaceutical industry, it has made great progress in recent years, and the gap with developed countries in process manufacturing and technology research and development is gradually narrowing. Since 2012, my country's empty capsule industry supervision system has gradually improved, prompting the empty capsule industry to develop in a standardized direction. In recent years, the non-gelatin empty capsule industry has developed rapidly. China already has a large-scale production capacity of gelatin empty capsules, and the proportion of market applications is increasing.
To meet the special needs of the modern pharmaceutical industry for R&D and preparation of new drugs, new empty capsules with various special functions have come out one after another, including enteric capsules, plant empty capsules, and slow-release empty capsules. The emergence of these new products has in turn boosted the growth of capsule purchases in the downstream industry, thereby promoting the expansion of the market size of China's empty capsule industry. In 2018, the market size of China's empty capsule industry was 5 billion yuan.
Industry researchers believe that: First, the market size will continue to expand. Medicine is a necessity for people, and the industry has a strong growth ability and is less affected by economic fluctuations. The development of the health care products industry has a great relationship with people's consumption ability and consumption concept. With the gradual recovery of the global economy, the scale of the healthcare products industry is expected to continue to grow. In addition, the field of application in the empty capsule industry is constantly expanding. In the future, the market size of the global empty capsule industry will continue to expand.
Secondly, the global proportion of plant capsules continues to increase. Although animal-derived gelatin capsules are still the main product of capsules in some developing countries such as China and India at this stage and for a long period in the future, driven by the modern consumption concept of advocating nature and returning to nature, more than gelatin capsules Healthier plant capsules will be favored by more consumers, the penetration rate in these countries will continue to increase, and the global demand for plant capsules will increase rapidly.
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