Private Label Capsule Manufacturer Services Offering Turnkey Production

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Looking for a high capacity, high quality, highly certified capsule manufacturer? Time and time again, Superior Manufacturing stands out as the authority private label capsule manufacturer for delivering high-quality capsules on time and within budget. Whatever formulation, capsule type, or packaging you need, we stand ready to assist you.

Customization is key. You can choose the precise product you need to elevate your brand above the competition. Size. Appearance. Formulation, Flavor. We’ll work with you to bring your product to market, guiding you along the way.

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What is private label capsule manufacturing?


Capsules consist of two shells, fitted together with your formulation inside. During the manufacturing process, we dispense a batch of your formulation into one of the shells and seal it using the other. Then we perform quality assurance and testing before packaging, labeling, and shipping your product.

Benefits Of Working With A Capsule Manufacturer

There are many benefits to choosing a capsule manufacturer over other delivery forms for your supplements. Capsules allow for rapid delivery without any of the unpleasant tastes (off-putting bitterness, for instance) that some individual ingredients have. They also provide more effective absorption, delivering the same health benefits using smaller doses.

There are many other benefits of capsules:

  • Easy to swallow
  • Minimal odors
  • More accurate dosages
  • Deliver types of supplements that tablets can’t
  • Visually stunning (hard shell capsules can be customized with brand logos)
  • Lower production and R&D costs than gummies, liquids, and tablets
  • And so much more!

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Types of Capsules

Gelatin Capsules use collagen (a soft protein that connects the muscles, tendons, skin, and bones of cows) to protect your formulation. They also add Glycine and Proline (two amino acids) along with protein, providing additional health benefits.

Vegetarian Capsules have a 100% vegetarian shell that works as well as any gelatin-based capsule. These come in two types:

Hypromellose/Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC): The shell contains only water and HPMC) leaving it free of animal by-products, BSE, GMO, and gelatin, gluten, and starches.

Pullulan: produced by the fermentation of sugar and starch by the fungus Aerobasidum pullulans, this water-soluble polysaccharide is similar to the HPMC capsule, except that it is 100% natural.

Colored Capsules accent neutral-colored formulations, using different colors that can trigger a positive emotional response with your product. They also help customers differentiate supplements.

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Branded Capsules can distinguish your formulation with your brand beautifully printed on the capsule.

Delayed-Release Capsules protect sensitive formulations from stomach acids for release in the small intestines. This allows for a slow and gentle release. Perfect for any formulation that may upset the stomach, causing unwanted side effects.

Liquid and Beadlet Capsules are best for formulations that need to be quickly absorbed. They come in two forms: hard shells and soft gels. For our liquid capsule services please visit our liquid filled capsules manufacturer services page

Soft gels are coated with beef-based gelatin that allows for easy digestion. This makes soft gels perfect for formulations that require rapid delivery.

Hard shells are formed from two shells with the formulation in the middle. They’re more durable than soft gels and therefore work better with formulations that need an extended-release.

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How Does Capsule Manufacturing Work?

As your dedicated capsule manufacturer, we’ll manufacture your two-piece, hard-shell capsules in state of the art facilities containing high capacity automatic and semi-automatic encapsulation machines capable of producing over 10 million capsules per shift.

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Our state of the art blenders (V-Blenders, Double Cone, Double Ribbon, Paddle Blenders, and more) make high capacity blending and weighing of the largest capsule runs easy. Whatever the size of your order, you can expect rapid manufacturing and delivery.

Quality assurance is our priority. We conduct an extensive product testing process in-house. With the help of our R&D and Quality Control teams, your finished product will meet all safety standards and regulations while fulfilling your customers’ needs.

Choose the Right Package for Your Capsules

The right package is about more than having something that holds your product. It’s about hinting at the future your customers will experience by choosing your formulation. Effective packaging goes a long way. It turns heads, guides your product to their cart, and leaves them feeling confident about their purchases.

It goes beyond marketing. Your label should clearly display the ingredients, dosage requirements, and how to refill. We offer a range of packaging to fit your needs:

  • PET and HDPE Bottles
  • Plastic and Glass
  • Jars, Oblongs, Packers
  • Blister Packs
  • Stick Packs
  • Sachets
  • Cartons
  • Folding displays and boxes
  • And more options to choose from…

The Superior Difference: What Makes Us Unique As A Capsule Manufacturer

We design your specific capsule with your whole business in mind. With Superior Manufacturing, you’ll get a trusted supplement manufacturing team who knows the industry and how to deliver the best product for your brand.

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Get the highest quality, turnkey capsules ready for market. When you choose Superior as your capsule manufacturer, your Team will make sure your formulations shine. Here’s what we’ll do:

  • Conduct Anti-caking
  • Use the Ideal Fill Weight
  • Perform Odor-Masking
  • Ensure Powder Flowability
  • Clean, Polished Capsules
  • Complete Quality Assurance
  • Execute Rigorous Testing

SUPERIOR EXPERTISE: No more waiting in the dark. Your personal consultant will keep you informed during your entire journey. When you team up with Superior, you get a partner dedicated to helping your business grow with the support you need along the way.

FAST AND ACCURATE PRODUCTION: We bring your vision to life, delivering a final product that will exceed both you and your customers’ expectations. We aim to leave a lasting impression by delivering exactly what you ordered on time, every time.

EFFECTIVE LABELING: Your product will meet FDA guidelines and provide all the information your customers need in a simple, clear way.

CUSTOMIZABLE DELIVERY: We only work with fulfillment partners who match our level of dedication. No more “hoping” your product arrives on time.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Capsule Manufacturing

Regular Capsules: 250,000 capsules or 3,000 units (60 count)
Colored Capsules (Gelatin): 350,000 capsules
Colored Capsules (Vegetable): 1,000,000 capsules
Liquid Capsules: 1,500,000 capsules and requires special approval
Capsule Within Capsule: 1,500,000 capsules and requires special approval
Beadlet Capsule: 1,500,000 capsules and requires special approval

There are various capsules sizes ranging from size “4” to “000”. In general, a “00” size capsule will hold 650 mg – 800 mg and the largest size of “000” will hold 700 mg – 900 mg of most material. The amount of material that can fit into a capsule depends on many factors, such as the density of the ingredients. Please refer to the “Solid Dose Size Chart” above.
Ingredient bulk density can greatly determine how much raw material will fit into a capsule. A single ingredient that is very dense (such as vitamin C), can fit up to 1,000 mg in one “00” capsule. For some less dense ingredients, or “fluffy” ingredients such as some botanicals, you can fit less than 700 mg per capsule. Formulations with many ingredients will have different bulk density than single ingredient products.
After the encapsulation process, formulations tend to settle, creating additional space in the capsule.
In general, capsules are easier to swallow and dissolve faster than tablets. Capsules require less excipients/fillers/binding agents. Depending on the formulation, capsules may or may not be the best choice for your product. Ask to speak with one of our Account Executives today to discuss the best delivery form for your product.
This depends on the product and your customer’s needs. Some customers have no preference between gelatin or vegetable capsules, while others specifically seek out products that do not contain gelatin and prefer vegetable-based capsules. Call and ask to speak with one of our Account Executives today to discuss the best choice for your product.
No, oils cannot be used in capsules; however, oil powders can be used in capsules. Oils are best suited for softgels or proprietary liquid capsules, subject to approval.
Natural products are more susceptible to environmental factors. This means that the final product can vary due to the climate, type of product, and region where it was grown.
We carry a wide variety of high-end stock capsule formulas. These products meet some of the highest quality standards in the industry.
We work with capsule shell manufacturers that can create custom printed capsules. The MOQ can be as low as 1,000,000 and as high as 5,000,000 based on complexity. We can then utilize those custom-made capsule shells to manufacture your product.
Capsule shell manufacturers can produce almost any color you desire.
We have access to a few different scented capsule options. There are limited scents available.
There are several ways to mask foul smelling ingredients, however some ingredients have off-putting or strong odors that cannot be avoided. Ask to speak with one of our Account Executives today to discuss the specific needs of your product.
Excipients serve numerous purposes in the manufacturing process. Some excipients ensure the capsule is completely full so the consumer does not receive a partially empty capsule. Other excipients help ingredients flow through machines, allowing for smoother manufacturing.
Magnesium stearate has been labeled as GRAS (generally recognized as safe) for human consumption by the US FDA.
Excipients play a major role in preventing clumping, as well as proper storage of the product.
Certain products can be manufactured without excipients; however, there are challenges that come with producing excipient-free products. Ask to speak with one of our Account Executives regarding your specific needs.
We have semi-automatic and fully-automatic capsule filling machines.
Semi-automatic machines have a capacity of 15,000 – 25,000 per hour, while fully-automatic machines have a capacity of 40,000 – 250,000+ per hour.
Capsule shells are compressed together to ensure a tight seal, but there is no specific locking mechanism.
Yes, we have access to some delayed/sustained-release capsules. However, the global pandemic has created a shortage.
We can manufacture liquid capsules but not beadlet capsules.
Capsules require very little R&D, unless you are trying to maximize the raw materials that will fit into the capsule or use no excipients.
Bottles, jars, bags, sachets, blisters, and bulk.
Typical bottle sizes are 100cc to 500cc, depending on the number and size of capsules.
Most manufacturers will put a 2-3 year expiration date on capsule bottles. It is the brand’s responsibility to validate the expiration date through stability testing. Many brands are opting to go with a “manufactured on” date to avoid the responsibility of expiration date validation.
We do not offer custom label design in-house, however, we have a few designers we work with that we can introduce you to.

Get the Custom Capsules You Need Today!

You’ve worked hard to create a custom formulation you know will fit your market. Don’t let your hard work and effort go to waste. Trust in a supplement capsule manufacturer who will be there as your guide from the moment you receive your quote until the product arrives at your door.

With Superior Manufacturing, you’ll never be in the dark. We’ll work with you to create the custom product you need. Start your journey with Superior and give us a call today!

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