|Title:||Film forming compositions comprising modified starches and iota-carrageenan and methods for manufacturing soft capsules using same|
|Abstract:||Disclosed herein are compositions comprising a modified starch and a carrageenan, especially iota-carrageenan, where the compositions are suitable for use in manufacturing soft capsules.|
|Inventor(s):||Tanner; Keith Edward (Safety Harbor, FL), Draper; Peter Robert (LaSalle, CA), Getz; John J. (Delray Beach, FL), Burnett; Stephen W. (Clearwater, FL), Youngblood; Elizabeth (Valrico, FL)|
|Assignee:||R.P. Scherer Technologies, Inc. (Paradise Valley, NV)|
|Filing Date:||Jun 30, 2000|
|Claims:||1. An edible, soft capsule which comprises a soft, dry shell which comprises: |
(v) about 12-24 weight % iota-carrageenan;
(vi) about 30-60 weight % modified starch;
(vii) about 10-60 weight % plasticizer;
(viii) about 1-4 weight % sodium phosphate dibasic buffer system; and
wherein said shell encloses a soft capsule fill material.
2. A soft capsule according to claim 1 wherein the plasticizer is comprised of glycerin or sorbitol or a mixture thereof and the modified starch is selected from the group consisting of modified corn starch, acid modified hydroxypropylated corn starch and hydroxypropylated acid modified tapioca starch.