Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is used as binder, thickening agent, suspension agent, and bulking agent in a variety of application such as food & beverages, pharmaceutical, cosmetics & personal care, and others. It’s growing usage in the formulation of vitamin supplements and in various tablets owing to its excellent compressibility properties is expected to drive the microcrystalline cellulose market demand in the near future.
Microcrystalline Cellulose is a non-toxic, hypoallergenic cellulose derivative commonly used as a binding agent in pills and tablets. When compressed, it undergoes a plastic deformation process which creates hydrogen bonds between its cellulose particles. This makes it ideal for filling and bulking solid dosage formulations.