Press-Fit® & XPress-Fit® Gelcaps

Capsugel® Press-Fit® and XPress-Fit® gelcap proprietary technology lets you enrobe caplets with high-gloss gelatin covers to create a unique brand for your product.

Energize Your Sales by Giving Your Product a Differentiated Appearance

Caplets of specified shape and dimension are pressed into flexible gelcaps using a proprietary cold-shrink process. While our traditional Press-Fit® gelcaps totally enrobe a caplet core between two high-gloss gelatin coatings, our XPress-Fit® technology leaves an exposed center portion of the caplet. 

Capsugel® proprietary Press-Fit® and XPress-Fit® gelcap technology is difficult to mimic and enables brands to create a new look for their product with minimal effort and without necessarily having to reformulate. The result is a product that stands out to consumers and that may help generate increased sales. With Xpress-Fit® technology, brands can further distinguish themselves from the competition by choosing unique and different colors for the shell halves. 

Consumers Prefer this Attractive Dosage Form

Press-Fit® gelcaps, a commonly marketed product in the U.S., are created by taking a caplet and enrobing it with two gelatin halves to form an attractive dosage form that consumers prefer over tablets.(1) 

In an independent study of OTC preference for gelcaps, consumers chose Capsugel® Press-Fit® gelcaps by a ratio of two-to-one over white tablets for their improved characteristics.

Main Characteristics:

  • Easier to swallow
  • Easy to digest
  • Leaves no aftertaste
  • No unpleasant odor

Manufacturing Flexibility

Unlike competing gel-enrobed technologies, Capsugel® gelcaps can be easily manufactured in house with appropriate investment, or can be outsourced. Lonza has collaborated with a leading manufacturer of capsule-filling machines to help you implement a robust process that is easy to install and operate without additional sealing on their Zanasi machine. We have a proven track record of seamless technical transfer to manufacturing locations globally.


NOTE: Some products are not available in all countries. 

[1] Capsugel OTC Study, conducted by Newman Stein, Inc. Press-Fit® versus White Caplet Visual Preference Test.