Pullulan is an extracellular polysaccharide produced by fermentation of a black yeast of Aureobasibium pullulan. pullulans using starch as a raw material. It is an odorless white powder. Its chemical composition is mainly poly- malt-salt linked by α-1.4 glucosidic bond, 1/3 of α-1.6 glucosidic bond and 2/3 of α-1.4 glucoside bond. This polysaccharide is easily soluble in water and safe and non-toxic. It has low calorific value, good acid and alkali resistance, good plasticity, great film forming property and excellent gas barrier properties. Because it can be used by microorganisms in nature and does not cause environmental pollution, it is called pollution-free plastic.
Pullulan is a pure natural polymer raw material made of corn starch or sugar. It is a water-soluble fiber material widely used in food and pharmaceutical fields. It is included in the United States Pharmacopoeia and the European Pharmacopoeia.
Since pullulan is a biological fermentation of corn, there is no risk of cross-linking reaction of protein substances in gelatin, and it has high stability.
Its non-animal source greatly addresses the potential risk of no growth hormone or drug left in the body. Based on the concept of biological fermentation, pullulan polysaccharide hollow capsules are different from traditional gelatin hollow capsules. It has the technical advantages and characteristics that traditional gelatin hollow capsules do not have. It provides a great solution to eliminate the harm caused by mad cow disease and foot and mouth disease to human health.
Pullulan polysaccharide hollow capsule is a pure natural product, a complete plant source, without the need to add any preservatives during its production. With advanced technology and reasonable formula, this capsule is suitable for the use of various filling machines, and the upper rate can be comparable with ordinary gelatin capsules. The pullulan capsules produced by our company provide better guarantee for the safe use of medicines and health products, and also provide more choices for vegetarians.
In addition, this Pullulan capsule is suitable for use in National Pharmacopoeia standards, and is identical in shape, size, appearance and filling method to gelatin hollow capsules. So there is no need to replace equipment and parts during the filling process.