What are separated capsule and joined capsule?
The joined capsule refers to a capsule of which the capsule body and the capsule cap are pre-locked, and all capsule manufacturers can supply joined capsules, and most of the filling machines on the market are applicable to joined capsules.
The separated capsule refers to a capsule of which the capsule body and the capsule cap are separated. CapsulCN is the first manufacturer to offer separated capsule, and now many other manufacturers also have separated capsules.
Which type of capsule should I choose?
You'd better choose your capsule type according to the filling method you choose.
- If you want to fill it manually, separated capsule is more convenient than the joined capsule, because you don't need to separate the cap and body of the capsule before filling.
- If you are going to use the manual capsule filler, separated capsule has more choices than the joined capsule. Some manual capsule fillers can only be filled with separated capsule, not the joined capsule, and these manual capsule fillers are much cheaper than the one can fill joined capsule.
- If you are going to use an automatic capsule machine, then you'd better choose joined capsules, because almost all machines on the market are designed according to joined capsules.
You could find out more contents about filling of these two capsules in the Capsule Filler Selection Guide - How to fill the capsule with powder.
Why comes out separated capsule?
In the past, whether for retail or wholesale, manufacturers generally provided joined capsules of which the capsule body and the capsule cap pre-locked, which could satisfy most of the customers’ needs. While sometimes, the customer still needs to separate the capsules, and it is very troublesome for customers. In order to solve this problem, CapsulCN launched capsule with capsule body and capsule cap that are separated. We separate the capsule body from the capsule cap in advance to save your time. If you purchase our separated capsule, you will receive a tightly packed box with two bags for capsules caps and capsules bodies.
What is the difference between the separated capsule and the joined capsule?
In terms of composition, there is no difference between the separated capsule and the joined capsule. In fact, if you close together the capsule cap and capsule body of separated capsule, it will become the joined capsule, so their prices are the same. However, for filling capsules, you need to purchase a matching capsule filling machine. For more details, you could find in the Capsule Filler Selection Guide.
Which separated capsule do you offer?
Most of the capsules on our website are available in separated, including separated vegetable capsules and separated gelatin capsules of size 000, 00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. And a variety of colors are also available. Certainly, we also have manual capsule filling machine and automatic capsule filling machine for separated and joined capsules.
Are the capsule body and capsule cap are produced to be separate or joined?
Although it does not affect the usage, someone may be very curious about that. Capsules can be produced to be both and joined. There are fully automatic and semi-automatic type for the machines that produce capsules. For a fully automatic machine, you only need to put in the raw materials needed for production. Then the machine will automatically complete the manufacture of the capsule body and capsule cap, and pre-lock them. The fully automatic machine can only produce joined capsules. The semi-automatic machine can also complete producing of the capsule body and the capsule cap after putting the raw materials in, one side for the capsule body and the other side for the capsule cap. They can be taken out directly or put into another special machine for closing.