Seam analysis is an important part of the production of soft gel capsules, as it ensures that the capsules are of the highest quality. As such, the seam of a soft gel capsule must be of the highest quality. To ensure the quality of the seal, a variety of tests can be used. Visual inspection is one of the most common methods used to assess the quality of the seal, as it allows a technician to identify any imperfections quickly and easily.
Seam analysis for soft gel capsules involves examining the quality of the coating thickness between the two pieces of the capsule. The primary aspects of the seam analysis are the coating thickness and angle of the seal. The coating thickness of the seal should be consistent across the entire capsule, and should not be too shallow or too deep. The width should also be consistent and should neither be too wide nor too narrow. The angle of the seal should also be consistent throughout the capsule and should not be too sharp or too blunt. Additionally, the seal should be free of any gaps or misalignment. Any imperfections in the seal could lead to problems with the integrity of the capsule, such as leakage or breakage.
If the seal is not of the proper quality, it can lead to a variety of issues. Poorly sealed capsules may leak, break, or become brittle. In addition, capsules that are not properly sealed may not dissolve correctly in the body, leading to incomplete or ineffective absorption.
ipvPSA Seam analysis allows to measure automatically the primary, secondary, and maximum thickness to ensure meeting the criteria. ipvPSA seam software complies to 21CFR part 11 standards to meet regulatory requirement.