Cellulose derivatives for pharmaceutical and food applications

Pharma Industry

Cellulose excipients can make a valuable contribution to
various areas of pharmaceutical technology, for example
as film coatings, binders and thickeners.

Pharma Industry

 

Tablet

The compressed tablet is the most popular dosage form in use today. About two-thirds of all prescriptions are dispensed as solid dosage forms, and half of these are compressed tablets. The cellulose excipients can include as binders or granulating agents, disintegrates to ensure efficient tabletting.

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Pellet

Pellets are used for controlled drug release products following coating with a suitable polymer coat and filled into hard shelled gelatin/ hypromellose capsules. Cellulose excipients is applicable for pellet extrusion and pellet coating for either sub and functional coating.

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Liquid and others

Cellulose has a variety of functions, for examples, in enhancing water retention, thickening, acting as a protective colloid due to its surface activity, solid dispersion, and film formation.

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Food Industry

Functional advantages of cellulose derivatives: versatile as binders, emulsifiers, stabilizers, suspension agents, protective colloids, thickeners and film-forming agents.

Food Industry

 
METOLOSE® food grade family is a range of low to high viscosity food quality methylcellulose and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose products. METOLOSE® products are vegetable origin and fully water soluble. The key properties of METOLOSE® are thermal gelation, thickening, binding, film formation and water retention. These properties make METOLOSE® a versatile food stabilizer.

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