Soft capsule based on starch and a method and device for the production thereof

  • US 9,339,474 B2
  • Filed: 03/03/2010
  • Issued: 05/17/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/03/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for producing a soft capsule based on starch comprising:

  • shaping a mixture comprising starch to form a film wherein in said mixture more than 50 weight percent of said starch is present as particles of granular starch in a liquid phase in which granular starch is destructured at most up to stage 1.2; and

    increasing temperature to solidify said mixture by destructuring said granular starch thereby producing soft capsules from said film wherein said increasing temperature occurs during and/or after said shaping;

    wherein 5-10% of the starch grains are not birefringent in a polarization microscope in stage 1.2.

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