Products Frequently Asked Questions

Which grade of microcrystalline cellulose is best?

Microcrystalline cellulose 102 is the most commonly used form of the product due the best combination of physical properties. Higher-density grades have improved flowability. The larger-particle-size grades generally provide better flow properties in pharmaceutical machinery. Low-moisture grades are used with moisture-sensitive materials. Several co-processed mixtures of microcrystalline cellulose with other excipients such as magnesium stearate, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, and guar gum are available for specific applications.

Is mannitol Vegan?

Yes Mannitol is suitable for Vegans as it is made from plant starch

What are the uses of Mannitol Powder?

Mannitol is used in foods, medicine, cosmetics and bio medical research.

How is mannitol Made?

D-mannitol was originally obtained industrially by an extraction process. Whereas, since the beginning, Roquette has developed a manufacture process of mannitol based upon starch, natural raw material of vegetable origin. Starch is transformed into a glucose mannose solution which gives mannitol through catalytic hydrogenation according to the following reaction

Is mannitol safe?

Yes mannitol has been approved by most countries as being safe.

Does Mannitol affect blood sugar?

It has a minor impact on blood sugar levels as only a small part of the ingested mannitol is partially absorbed and metabolised.

How is Mannitol used in tableting?

PEARLITOL mannitol granular powders give good hardness results under industrial compression conditions. These results demonstrate that PEARLITOL mannitol granular powders are effective fillers and binders for DC applications. Some of the physical properties that make this great for DC are Excellent free flowing, Good compactibility with low friability,  No sensitivity to tableting speed, No lubricant sensitivity, Good dilution potential.

What is the dosage of mannitol

Mannitol dose is set at a maximum advised limit of 20 grams per day. If being used for medical reasons or intravenously this should be discussed with your doctor

Where can I buy microcrystalline cellulose?

You can buy microcrystalline cellulose online from ourselves, we sell it in a variety of weights for all applications and ship this product internationally. It can also be collected from our factory.

Is microcrystalline cellulose vegan?

Microcrystalline cellulose is obtained from natural wood and not processed with any animal products making it suitable for both vegans & vegetarians

Is microcrystalline cellulose safe?

Yes, MCC 102 is GRAS listed. Accepted for use as a food additive in Europe. Included in the FDA Inactive Ingredients Database

What are Microcrystalline cellulose side effects?

Chemically, it is an inert substance, is not degraded during digestion and has no appreciable absorption and therefore extremely limited side effects. In large quantities it provides dietary bulk and may lead to a laxative effect.

How is Microcrystalline cellulose made?

Cellulose is obtained from wood pulp and then spray dried into microcrystalline cellulose

What is Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder used for?

Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder is a valuable additive in many industries including pharmaceuticals, foods and cosmetics.

What is the structure of Microcrystalline Cellulose?

Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder is a naturally occurring polymer,It is composed of glucose units connected by a 1-4 beta glycosidic bond. It has a crystalline structure that is insoluble in water, ethanol, ether and dilute mineral acids. MCC is also resistant to reagents.

What is Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder?

Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is a purified, partially depolymerized cellulose obtained from wood pulp that occurs as a white, odourless, tasteless, crystalline powder composed of porous particles. MCC is available in a variety of different particle sizes and moisture grades that have different properties and applications. Microcrystalline cellulose 102 is an excellent inert excipient with uses in pharmaceutical manufacturing, food processing and cosmetics.

Can I get more information on a particular product, such as country of origin?

If you require any additional information on any of the products on our website please contact us.

Do you have different quantities available other than shown on your website?

Yes, we can provide a bespoke service that is suitable for most customers.

What is the lead time on your products if you are out of stock?

The majority of our products are sourced from UK suppliers so the lead time is generally 2-3 working days.

Can you source products that are not listed on the website?

Yes we can, but this will depend on various elements such as minimum order quantities.

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