The properties of microcrystalline cellulose have been tried to improve by co-processing microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) with colloidal silicon dioxide.

HiCel™ SMCC is silicified microcrystalline cellulose, a combination of 98% MCC and 2% colloidal silicon dioxide (CSD). HiCelTM SMCC has a unique combination, which results in optimum compaction and superior flow properties.

Advantages of HiCel SMCC include:

  • Superior flow characteristics
  • Dust-free handling
  • Insoluble in water and inert in nature
  • Consistent and stable ingredient
  • Excellent compactibility
  • Excellent binding characteristics due to a higher surface area
  • Improved lubrication properties resulting in excellent blend homogeneity and content uniformity
  • Increased production capacity while lowering stress on equipment
  • Smaller tablet size with shorter disintegration time