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Softgel Capsules Market exhibiting CAGR of 7.5% between 2023 to 2032, owing to increasing demand for plant-based capsules | insightSLICE

The global Softgel Capsules market size was estimated to be US$ 7.5 billion in 2021 and is expected grow at a CAGR of 7.5% between 2023 to 2032.

Many of the ingredients used to make softgel capsules, a type of capsule, are organic, ingestible materials including gelatin, pullulan, HPMC, potato starch, pectin, etc. Softgel capsules speed up the absorption of poorly soluble medicines in liquid or semi-solid form.

These capsules make the formulation easier to swallow and lengthen its shelf life while also improving bioavailability and non-reactivity. Due to such obvious benefits, they offer when compared to tablets or other methods of oral formulations, they are being adopted by pharmaceutical companies across the globe.

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Gelatin has been the primary material used to manufacture the softgel capsules. This is however changing as new substances have been discovered with better efficiency and acceptability.

Increased R&D investments in development of softgel capsules with less reactivity and vegetarian sources have also been sucessful in increaseing the global softgel capsule market.

The key players of the Global Softgel Capsules Market are:

Aenova Group GmbH, Catalent Inc., Capsugel (Lonza), Curtis Health Caps, Captek Softgel International Inc., Delpharm Evreux, Fuji capsules Co., Ltd., Guangdong Yichao Biological Co., Ltd., Eurocaps Ltd., Sirio Pharma Co., Procaps Group, Patheon, and Estrellas are just a few of the well-known producers and suppliers of softgel capsules. To increase their market share, these businesses frequently employ competitive growth tactics include developing new products, cutting costs, collaborating with others, merging, etc.

Driving factors for the growth of Global Softgel Capsules Market

Increased governmental awareness and overall spending, increased consumer acceptance of vegetarian softgel capsules, increasing geriatric population, rising use of softgel capsules as health supplements, rising consumer acceptance of softgel capsules, and established supply lines are all contributing to the market’s improved growth.

Rapid development in materials and manufacturing processes have turned out to be some of the major accelerators for the growth and adoption of softgel capsules throughout the world.

Substances like hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) and starch along with others have been successfully developed and used in manufacturing of softgel empty shells.

As these are derived from vegetarian or synthetic sources, there is an increased acceptance of softgel capsules especially by vegetarian communities. Better manufacturing techniques have also enabled faster and economically profitable production cycles. Cumulatively these factors are helping in increased demand for softgel capsules.

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Global Softgel Capsules Market Key Segments:

By Material

  • Gelatin
  • Starch
  • Pullulan
  • Cellulose
  • HPMC
  • Others

By Application

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Cosmeceuticals

By Distribution Channels

  • Hospitals
  • Retail Stores
  • Online Stores

By Geography

  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • United Kingdom
    • Italy
    • France
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • India
    • China
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America

Wide range of consumers serves as an opportunity for Softgel Capsules Market

One of the largest consumers of softgel capsules is the nutraceuticals industry. Nutraceutical formulations have better absorption profile if used with softgel capsule. These capsules are also preferred by the consumers of nutraceutical products.

Surge in usage of health supplements and awareness of their health benefits have already propelled the growth of the softgel capsules market. Covid-19 also turned out to be a positive influencer for growth of the global softgel capsules market.

Additionally, cutting-edge research projects aiming at developing empty softgel shells for flexible and practical delivery of pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, and nutraceutical formulations will expand the market for softgel capsules by diversifying their usability.

Due to their wide range of chemical constituents, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries are more likely to select empty shells that can be utilised for a variety of formulation in liquid or semi-solid form.

Additionally, there is a high demand for and widespread use of softgel capsules with improved features like chewcaps, duocaps, hydrophillic sandwich capsules, etc. These factors indicate that the softgel capsule market will continue to grow.

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Efforts by manufacturers result in generous adoption of softgel capsules

Cost-effective softgel products are anticipated to be released by all major manufacturers to capture market share in a highly competitive environment as manufacturing and research methodology develop.

The covid-19 epidemic increased consumer demand for a number of pharmaceutical and nutraceutical goods, which helped the softgel capsules market grow favourably. A significant demand for softgel capsules was also generated by the development of an oral vaccine against COVID-19.

Additionally, a general change toward a healthier way of life and improved formulation compatibility have guaranteed the growth of the softgel capsules market during the course of the projection period.

Regional performance of Softgel Capsules Market

The market for softgel capsules is expected to increase significantly in the North American region over the course of the study. The main elements driving this industry’s explosive expansion in North America will be the rising incidence of chronic diseases, the rising elderly population, and public awareness of the advantages of softgel capsules.

It is also anticipated that the existence of various businesses and organisations engaged in softgel capsule research & development in this region, particularly in the USA, will contribute to the market’s enhanced expansion.

New drug delivery systems utilising softgel capsules are likely to emerge as there is a growing understanding of dose and formulation compatibility.

All of the major regions of the world’s economies are anticipated to benefit from favourable reimbursement considerations, increased healthcare spending, higher disposable income, and these together to fuel the expansion of the softgel capsules market.

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Last Updated: 15-Nov-2022