Lapigel is a very high quality gelatin powder, the result of more than 50 years of growth in terms of expertise and innovation. We have actively worked in this market since its beginnings, halfway through the ‘60s in the last century, as a small, family-run business. Today, we are proud to say that Lapi Gelatine is a leading European company in this sector, boasting an international market with clients all throughout the world.

The origins of our powder gelatin

Since its founding, Lapi has always focused on recognising the intrinsic value of industrial production processes in order to distribute a clean, safe, and certified product, at a suitable price. We have done so through a continuous process of research and development in the field of production. Lapigel is our latest product: the line is differentiated based on the required grade (food or pharmaceutical) and the gelatin is available with either fish or bovine origins.

Sound knowledge of the market and various applications enables us to offer a customised gelatin that caters to all needs. This in turn allows Lapi Gelatine to serve a range of clients including some of the largest producers in the world, in both the pharmaceutical and food industries. Today, our client portfolio consists in about 150 companies including distributors of hard and soft shell capsules, tablets, or producers of confectionery, candy, dairy and ice cream products, as well as long-life or dietary products. Animal powder gelatin is a product with unique characteristics, and is unmatched with respect to vegetable versions.

Thanks to the Halal and Kosher certifications, Lapigel is today distributed in more than 52 countries, including Arab and Middle Eastern countries, Asia, North and South America, as well as all throughout Europe.

What is Lapigel?

Lapigel is a neutral gelatin for human intake produced by Lapi Gelatine and obtained through the partial alkaline or acid hydrolysis of the collagen contained in skin. It is used in many different applications in the pharmaceutical and food industry thanks to its versatility and physical and qualitative properties. The most important physical and functional properties include:

  • thermo-reversibility
  • gelling agent
  • stabiliser
  • emulsifier
  • binder
  • film-forming agent
  • thickening agent
  • water binder
  • foaming agent
  • clarifying agent

At the same time, among its qualitative properties, it is important to consider that Lapi powder gelatin is made exclusively of protein, mineral salts, and water. Therefore, it is naturally free of gluten, fats, sugars, and carbohydrates. It also has the unique characteristic of dissolving at body temperature, making it perfect in the pharmaceutical industry to make gelatin capsules containing the active ingredient, which then dissolve and act directly in the stomach.

The benefits of choosing a certified product

Constant quality assurance

Safety of a controlled and certified product

Selection and continuous control of suppliers

Quality control by both internal operators and third-party certified bodies

Introducing Lapigel Pharma

Introducing Lapigel Pharma

Lapigel Pharma is a line of pharmaceutical-grade gelatin products, compliant with international pharmaceutical standards in force such as the European Pharmacopoeia.

The product is ideal for the production of hard shell capsules, soft shell capsules, tablets and for micro-encapsulation, and is therefore able to satisfy all the following specifications:

  • low/medium bloom for soft shell capsules
  • high bloom for hard shell capsules
  • high bloom for tablets with long dissolution times
  • low bloom for tablets with rapid dissolution times.

Who it’s for

Lapigel Pharma is used by producers of capsules, tablets, and by medium-large sized pharmaceutical companies. We currently supply Lapigel to some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies.

Introducing Lapigel Food

Introducing Lapigel Food

Lapigel Food is a line of food-grade gelatin which complies with food regulations, including European Regulation (EC) No.853/2004, No.2073/2005, (EU)355/2016.

It is the ideal product for the production of confectionery, candy, dairy products and in the meat industry, as well as for long-life and dietary products.

Who it’s for

Lapigel Food is used by small, medium, and large industrial production companies in the food and pet food sectors. Moreover, since it is a pure protein it is widely used for all “free from food” products, i.e. those without gluten, milk, etc.

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Why choose Lapi Gelatine?

Lapi Gelatine is a historic company in the production of collagen peptides and food and pharmaceutical grade jellies active since 1966.

The company provides its products to over 300 customers located in 52 countries around the world.

One of the keys to success is the safety that the company can guarantee, thanks to the attention in every phase of production, starting with the selection of suppliers and the analyses and audits carried out.

Production is always within Europe: it can be in Italy or Spain, depending on production needs.

The pharmaceutical grade quality, as well as food grade, has allowed the company to develop this sector in a structural way, serving some of the most important companies in the world.

Le nostre Certificazioni

ISO 9001 – International Organization for Standardization

EDQM – European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines

FSSC 22000 – Food Safety Management Systems

ASC – Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Kosher & Halal

About us

Founded in 1966 in the Tuscan hills between Pisa and Florence, Lapi Gelatine is today a leader in the production of fish and bovine gelatin, thanks to an offer in line with the most modern standards in the market.
The experience and assurance of 100% European production are among the company’s greatest strengths, in addition to the quality and safety of a now historic brand.
Lapi Gelatine is an international business that operates in 52 countries, working with both small and medium production companies and large multinational businesses, through direct sales or distributors and agents, in the Pharmaceutical, Food, Cosmetic and Nutraceutical sectors.
Our Mission is to promote high quality collagen gelatin and peptides in the world, guaranteeing Italian production and 100% European safety.

How to order?

Contact us by email at or by phone at +39 0571 84 0 31 for any information.