GLOSSARY: Capsule Banding

Capsule Banding is defined as sealing of capsules filled with liquids, powders or other products. It is done to seal the joint between the capsule cap and body in order to prevent leakage of liquid products; reduce oxidation of the contents of the capsule; and to minimize the odor problems associated with both solid and liquid products. Once banded, the capsule is almost impossible to open and re-close without leaving evidence of tampering.