Capsule Size Guide

Capsule Size Guide

Capsule sizes are labeled with a numerical value, with higher numbers indicating the smallest capsule size and the smaller number indicating the larger size. In cases where capsule sizes are indicated with “0” names, the 000s are the largest, while the 0s are the smaller. So majorly there are 8 different capsule sizes #000, #00, #0, #1, #2, #3, #4 & #5 sizes. These sizes are available in hard gelatin as well as vegetarian capsules.

Fill weight is each capsule depends upon available volume inside and bulk density of product to be filled. We are giving here below diametrical information of different capsule sizes:

Empty Capsule Size
Capsule Size
000
00
0
1
2
3
4
5
Empty Capsule Weight (Gelatin)
Average Weight (mg)
158
123
99
76
61
48
38
28
Tolerance
±10
±7
±6
±5
±4
±3
±3
±2
Empty Capsule Weight (Vegetarian)
Average Weight (mg)
163
136
105
79
63
50
40
30
Tolerance
±10
±7
±6
±5
±4
±3
±3
±2
Empty Capsule Volume Capacity (ml)
Capacity
1.37
0.9
0.7
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.2
0.1
Empty Capsule Weight Capacity by Formulation Density (mg)
Formulation Density
0.6 g/ml
822
540
408
288
216
162
120
78
0.8 g/ml
1096
720
544
384
288
216
160
104
1.0 g/ml
1370
900
680
480
360
270
200
130
1.2 g/ml
1644
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816
576
432
324
240
156
Empty Capsule Overall Closed Length
(mm)
26.1
23
22
19
18
16
14
11
Tolerance  (mm)
±0.3
±0.3
±0.3
±0.3
±0.3
±0.3
±0.3
±0.4
inches
1.029
0.9
0.9
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.4
Tolerance inches ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.016
Empty Capsule Individual Lengths (Cap)
Cap (mm)
12.95
12
11
9.9
8.8
8
7.2
6.2
Tolerance
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.29
Cap (inches)
0.51
0.5
0.4
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
Tolerance
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.012
Empty Capsule Individual Lengths (Body)
Body (mm)
22.2
20
18
16
15
13
12
9.3
Tolerance
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.35
±0.29
Body (inches)
0.879
0.8
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.4
Tolerance
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.014
±0.012
Empty Capsule External Diameter
Cap (mm)
9.91
8.6
7.6
7
6.4
5.9
5.3
4.9
Cap (inches)
0.39
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
Body (mm)
9.55
8.2
7.4
6.6
6.1
5.6
5.1
4.7
Body (inches)
0.375
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2

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