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Softgel Capsules Market

Global Softgel Capsules Market Size, Trends, Report: By Type: Gelatin Capsules, Non-Gelatin Capsules; By Application: Pharmaceuticals, Health Supplements, Cosmetics, Others; By Distribution Channel: Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Pharmacies and Drug Stores, Online Providers, Others; Regional Analysis; Supplier Landscape; 2024-2032

Global Softgel Capsules Market Outlook

The global softgel capsules market size was valued at USD 6.1 billion in 2023, driven by the medical advancements to develop easy to swallow capsules that offer enhanced bioavailability across the globe. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period of 2024-2032, with the values likely to rise from USD 6.5 billion in 2024 to USD 11.8 billion by 2032.

 

Softgel Capsules: Introduction

A softgel capsule is a capsule shell surrounding a semi-solid or liquid fill, making it suitable for storing oil-based formulations. Softgels contain added ingredients like glycerine to maintain the thick and soft texture. It is highly preferred by the consumers as it is easy to swallow and digest, devoid of any unpleasant taste or smell.

 

Softgel capsules can be developed in a range of forms, shapes, or sizes, depending on the point of action and material to be filled in. They are the leading formulations for multivitamin capsules and dietary supplements.

 

Global Softgel Capsules Market Analysis

When compared to tablets and hard capsules, softgel capsules have gained high popularity in human and animal pharmaceutical applications. This is because they are particularly helpful to formulate low melting point active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs). They also facilitate better absorption and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble APIs, which can be quite complicated in some tablets.

 

It is important for a drug to be released at the right time and place for it to work efficiently. With new innovations, softgel capsules are now available with an enteric coating. This coating is applied to the capsule exterior to control the time and place of action. As enteric refers to small intestine, the nutrient is only released when it reaches the small intestine. This coating helps in protecting the compound from stomach and vice-e-versa, preventing a gastric reflux as well. This specificity substantiates the softgel capsule market growth.

 

The enteric softgel capsules are specially prepared by the addition enteric polymer with the help of inducing cross linked gelatine. It makes the capsule temperature and humidity resistant, helping it maintain the tensile strength along with the smooth and elastic nature. There has been quality development around plant based softgels as well. IFF’s pharma solutions division is ready to launch a pectin-based premix that allows manufacturers to offer carrageenan free products. Such innovations and variations to the existing models indicate that the softgel capsules market demand is destined to rise in the future.

 

Global Softgel Capsules Market Segmentation

Market Breakup by Type

  • Gelatin Capsules
  • Non-Gelatin Capsules
    • Starches
    • Pullulan
    • Others

 

Market Breakup by Application

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Supplements
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

 

Market Breakup by Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Pharmacies and Drug Stores
  • Online Providers
  • Others

 

Market Breakup by Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

 

Global Softgel Capsules Market Overview

While the softgel capsules market share has been majorly dominated by the North American region, Asian countries are set to experience significant growth during the forecast period. This is because of rising investments to develop a quality infrastructure that supports high end research. This has been successful as well. For instance, earlier this year, Lotus Pharmaceutical launched Vinorelbine softgel capsules (an alkaloid indicated to treat locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer) in Vietnam. It is the first and the only Drug Authority of Vietnam (DAV) approved softgel in the Vietnam softgel capsules market.

 

The emphasis on supplementation has grown post COVID-19, as masses are driven towards natural and immunity boosting products. Since softgel capsules are easy to consume and do not possess any bad taste or smell, they are a preferred alternative to feed supplements to children. Since they also accommodate a wide range of compounds like liquids, semi-solids, emulsions, or suspensions, the softgel capsule market value has seen a significant rise during the historical period.

 

Global Softgel Capsules Market: Competitor Landscape

The key features of the market report include patent analysis, grants analysis, clinical trials analysis, funding and investment analysis, partnerships, and collaborations analysis by the leading key players. The major companies in the market are as follows:

 

  • Sirio Pharma Co., Ltd.
  • Fuji Capsule Co., Ltd. 
  • CAPTEK® Softgel International Inc. 
  • Catalent, Inc 
  • Cloverty 
  • Sochim International spa 
  • Aenova Group 
  • Eurocaps Limited 
  • Capsugel 
  • Procap Laboratories 
  • Soft gel Technologies Inc. 
  • Curtis Health Caps

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2017-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Type
  • Application
  • Distribution Channel
  • Region
Breakup by Type
  • Gelatin Capsules
  • Non-Gelatin Capsules
Breakup by Application
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Supplements
  • Cosmetics
  • Others
Breakup by Distribution Channel
  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets 
  • Pharmacies and Drug Stores 
  • Online Providers
  • Others
Breakup by Region
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
Market Dynamics
  • Market Drivers and Constraints
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter’s Five Forces Model 
  • Key Demand Indicators
  • Key Price Indicators
  • Industry Events, Initiatives, and Trends 
  • Value Chain Analysis
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Financial Analysis
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Sirio Pharma Co., Ltd.
  • Fuji Capsule Co., Ltd.
  • CAPTEK® Softgel International Inc.
  • Catalent, Inc
  • Cloverty
  • Sochim International spa
  • Aenova Group
  • Eurocaps Limited
  • Capsugel
  • Procap Laboratories
  • Soft gel Technologies Inc.
  • Curtis Health Caps.

 

*While we strive to always give you current and accurate information, the numbers depicted on the website are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the main report. At Expert Market Research, we aim to bring you the latest insights and trends in the market. Using our analyses and forecasts, stakeholders can understand the market dynamics, navigate challenges, and capitalize on opportunities to make data-driven strategic decisions.

1    Preface
    1.1    Objectives of the Study
    1.2    Key Assumptions 
    1.3    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope  
    1.4    Research Methodology
2    Executive Summary
3    Global Softgel Capsules Market Overview
 
    3.1    Global Softgel Capsules Market Historical Value (2017-2023) 
    3.2    Global Softgel Capsules Market Forecast Value (2024-2032)
4    Global Softgel Capsules Market Landscape
    4.1    Global Softgel Capsules Developers Landscape
        4.1.1    Analysis by Year of Establishment
        4.1.2    Analysis by Company Size
        4.1.3    Analysis by Region
    4.2    Global Softgel Capsules Product Landscape
        4.2.1    Analysis by Type 
        4.2.2    Analysis by Application
        4.2.3    Analysis by Distribution Channel
5    Global Softgel Capsules Market Dynamics
    5.1    Market Drivers and Constraints
    5.2    SWOT Analysis
    5.3    Porter’s Five Forces Model 
    5.4    Key Demand Indicators
    5.5    Key Price Indicators
    5.6    Industry Events, Initiatives, and Trends 
    5.7    Value Chain Analysis
6    Global Softgel Capsules Market Segmentation 
    6.1    Global Softgel Capsules Market by Type
        6.1.1    Market Overview
        6.1.2    Gelatin Capsules
        6.1.3    Non-Gelatin Capsules
            6.1.3.1    Starches
            6.1.3.2    Pullulan
            6.1.3.3    Others
    6.2    Global Softgel Capsules Market by Application
        6.2.1    Market Overview
        6.2.2    Pharmaceuticals
        6.2.3    Health Supplements
        6.2.4    Cosmetics
        6.2.5    Others
    6.3    Global Softgel Capsules Market by Distribution Channel 
        6.3.1    Market Overview
        6.3.2    Supermarkets and Hypermarkets 
        6.3.3    Pharmacies and Drug Stores 
        6.3.4    Online Providers
        6.3.5    Others
    6.4    Global Softgel Capsules Market by Region
        6.4.1    Market Overview
        6.4.2    North America 
        6.4.3    Europe
        6.4.4    Asia Pacific
        6.4.5    Latin America
        6.4.6    Middle East and Africa
7    North America Softgel Capsules Market
    7.1    Market Share by Country
    7.2    United States of America
    7.3    Canada
8    Europe Softgel Capsules Market
    8.1    Market Share by Country
    8.2    United Kingdom
    8.3    Germany
    8.4    France
    8.5    Italy
    8.6    Others
9    Asia Pacific Softgel Capsules Market
    9.1    Market Share by Country
    9.2    China
    9.3    Japan
    9.4    India
    9.5    ASEAN
    9.6    Australia
    9.7    Others
10    Latin America Softgel Capsules Market
    10.1    Market Share by Country
    10.2    Brazil
    10.3    Argentina
    10.4    Mexico
    10.5    Others
11    Middle East and Africa Softgel Capsules Market
    11.1    Market Share by Country
    11.2    Saudi Arabia
    11.3    United Arab Emirates
    11.4    Nigeria
    11.5    South Africa
    11.6    Others
12    Patent Analysis
    12.1    Analysis by Type of Patent
    12.2    Analysis by Publication year
    12.3    Analysis by Issuing Authority
    12.4    Analysis by Patent Age
    12.5    Analysis by CPC Analysis
    12.6    Analysis by Patent Valuation 
    12.7    Analysis by Key Players
13    Grants Analysis
    13.1    Analysis by year
    13.2    Analysis by Amount Awarded
    13.3    Analysis by Issuing Authority
    13.4    Analysis by Grant Application
    13.5    Analysis by Funding Institute
    13.6    Analysis by NIH Departments
    13.7    Analysis by Recipient Organization 
14    Funding Analysis
    14.1    Analysis by Funding Instances
    14.2    Analysis by Type of Funding
    14.3    Analysis by Funding Amount
    14.4    Analysis by Leading Players
    14.5    Analysis by Leading Investors
    14.6    Analysis by Geography
15    Partnership and Collaborations Analysis
    15.1    Analysis by Partnership Instances
    15.2    Analysis by Type of Partnership
    15.3    Analysis by Leading Players
    15.4    Analysis by Geography
16    Regulatory Framework
    16.1    Regulatory Overview
        16.1.1    US FDA
        16.1.2    EU EMA
        16.1.3    INDIA CDSCO
        16.1.4    JAPAN PMDA
        16.1.5    Others
17    Supplier Landscape
    17.1    Sirio Pharma Co., Ltd.
        17.1.1    Financial Analysis
        17.1.2    Product Portfolio
        17.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.1.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.1.5    Certifications
    17.2    Fuji Capsule Co., Ltd.
        17.2.1    Financial Analysis
        17.2.2    Product Portfolio
        17.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.2.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.2.5    Certifications
    17.3    CAPTEK® Softgel International Inc.
        17.3.1    Financial Analysis
        17.3.2    Product Portfolio
        17.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.3.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.3.5    Certifications
    17.4    Catalent, Inc
        17.4.1    Financial Analysis
        17.4.2    Financial Portfolio
        17.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.4.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.4.5    Certifications
    17.5    Cloverty
        17.5.1    Financial Analysis
        17.5.2    Product Portfolio
        17.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.5.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.5.5    Certifications
    17.6    Sochim International spa
        17.6.1    Financial Analysis
        17.6.2    Product Portfolio
        17.6.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.6.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.6.5    Certifications
    17.7    Aenova Group
        17.7.1    Financial Analysis
        17.7.2    Product Portfolio
        17.7.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.7.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.7.5    Certifications
    17.8    Eurocaps Limited
        17.8.1    Financial Analysis
        17.8.2    Product Portfolio
        17.8.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.8.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.8.5    Certifications
    17.9    Capsugel
        17.9.1    Financial Analysis
        17.9.2    Product Portfolio
        17.9.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.9.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.9.5    Certifications
    17.10    Procap Laboratories
        17.10.1    Financial Analysis
        17.10.2    Product Portfolio
        17.10.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.10.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.10.5    Certifications
    17.11    Soft gel Technologies Inc.
        17.11.1    Financial Analysis
        17.11.2    Product Portfolio
        17.11.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.11.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.11.5    Certifications
    17.12    Curtis Health Caps.
        17.12.1    Financial Analysis
        17.12.2    Product Portfolio
        17.12.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
        17.12.4    Mergers and Acquisitions
        17.12.5    Certifications
18    Global Softgel Capsules Market - Distribution Model (Additional Insight)
    18.1    Overview 
    18.2    Potential Distributors 
    18.3    Key Parameters for Distribution Partner Assessment 
19    Key Opinion Leaders (KOL) Insights (Additional Insight)
20    Company Competitiveness Analysis (Additional Insight)

    20.1    Very Small Companies
    20.2    Small Companies
    20.3    Mid-Sized Companies
    20.4    Large Companies
    20.5    Very Large Companies
21    Payment Methods (Additional Insight)
    21.1    Government Funded
    21.2    Private Insurance
    21.3    Out-of-Pocket


*Additional insights provided are customisable as per client requirements.

Key Questions Answered in the Report

The market attained a value of about USD 6.1 billion in 2023, driven by advancements in pharmaceutical industry to develop capsules that have high bioavailability along with a pleasant taste, texture, and smell.

The market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period of 2024-2032, likely to reach a market value of USD 11.8 billion by 2032.

The ability of softgel capsules to carry liquid, semi solid, emulsions, components is a major factor for increased demand. Moreover, softgel capsules can formulate low melting point active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), hence, the demand will grow in the forecast period.

The rapid development in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry with increasing investments, especially in the Asia Pacific region, is likely to aid the growth of the market.

There are both gelatine and non-gelatine softgel capsules available in the market. Non-gelatine capsules are further categorised into starches and pullulan, among others.

Softgels find wide applications in pharmaceuticals, health supplements, and cosmetics, among others.

The major regions of the market include North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. North America is currently leading the global market.

The distribution channels in the market are supermarkets, hypermarkets, pharmacies, drug stores, and online providers, among others.

Key players involved in the market are Sirio Pharma Co., Ltd., Fuji Capsule Co., Ltd., CAPTEK® Softgel, International Inc., Catalent, Inc, Cloverty, Sochim International spa, Aenova Group, Eurocaps Limited, Capsugel, Procap Laboratories, Soft gel Technologies Inc., and Curtis Health Caps.

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