We provide a detailed overview of the empty pill capsule size specifications from largest size to smallest size to help you find out which capsule do you need. These data are applicable to all types of capsules including Empty Gelatin Capsules, Empty Vegetarian capsules, and Empty Enteric Coated Capsules. We will have a brief explanation on these the data later.
THE DIMENSIONS OF CAPSULE
|Capsule Volume (ml)||1.37||0.95||0.68||0.50||0.37||0.30||0.21||0.13|
|Capsule Weight (mg)||163||123||96||76||61||48||38||28|
|Body length (in)||0.874||0.795||0.726||0.654||0.601||0.535||0.480||0.366|
|Body length (mm)||22.20||20.20||18.44||16.61||15.27||13.59||12.19||9.30|
|Cap length (in)||0.510||0.464||0.422||0.385||0.352||0.318||0.284||0.244|
|Cap length (mm)||12.95||11.80||10.72||9.78||8.94||8.08||7.21||6.20|
|Well-knit length (in)||1.029||0.925||0.854||0.765||0.709||0.626||0.563||0.437|
|Well-knit length (mm)||26.1||23.5||21.7||19.4||18.0||15.9||14.3||11.1|
|Body diameter (in)||0.376||0.322||0.289||0.261||0.239||0.219||0.199||0.184|
|Body diameter (mm)||9.55||8.20||7.34||6.63||6.07||5.57||5.05||4.68|
|Cap diameter (in)||0.390||0.336||0.300||0.272||0.250||0.229||0.209||0.193|
|Cap diameter (mm)||9.91||8.54||7.64||6.91||6.35||5.82||5.32||4.91|
Size: the pill capsule specifications are represented by numbers. They are 000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, from the largest to the smallest, and some specific sizes as 0el, 00 B are not listed inside. In general, smaller sizes of pill capsules such as 3, 4, 5, etc. are designed for pets such as dogs and cats.
In fact, the capsule size is not defined by any authority but established by usage. For example, for size 00 capsules of some manufacturers, the volume is 0.91 ml instead of 0.95ml. Hence, when pick the capsule size, you may also need to pay attention to the specific volume capacity. The table above is the data that are most widely used.
Capsule Volume: Capsule Volume refers to the total volume of the inside of the capsule. It determines the amount of the supplement filled in the capsule. How many grams of supplement can be filled is depending on the supplement density. The higher density of the supplement is, the more amount of it can be filled into the capsule. You can use a tamping tool to carefully pack your ingredients and this process will help to maximize the amount possible for each capsule. For the accurate filling amount of each capsule, you could weigh a certain number of capsules to get the weight difference of these capsules before and after filling. If you only need to fill a small amount of supplement, you can add a certain proportion of harmless, non-interfering fillers. For reference, the following capsule dosage form lists the filling weight of supplement of different density.
CAPSULE WEIGHT CAPACITY CHART (MG)
|Density 0.6 g/ml||822mg||570mg||408mg||300mg||222mg||180mg||126mg||78mg|
|Density 0.8 g/ml||1096mg||760mg||544mg||400mg||296mg||240mg||168mg||104mg|
|Density 1 g/ml||1370mg||950mg||680mg||500mg||370mg||300mg||210mg||130mg|
|Density 1.2 g/ml||1644mg||1140mg||816mg||600mg||444mg||360mg||252mg||156mg|
Body, Cap: The pill capsule consists of two parts. The longer one with smaller inner diameter is called Body, and the shorter one with larger inner diameter is called Cap. After completing filling, they will lock each other by full-circumference locking rings. The figure below describes the general structure and their names of the capsules.
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Note: This form is for reference only,Based on Empty Gelatin Capsules, the data of the finished capsule will be slightly different.