HiCel™ HFE is a co-processed product that contains 90% microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) and 10% mannitol. The percentage may vary based on grade or application required.
The co-processing of MCC and mannitol gives a synergistic functionality to the product. Spray drying will improve the flow characteristics and also increase the product uniformity content which cannot be achieved in dry blending.
Compared with traditional MCC grade, the combination of MCC with Mannitol has various advantages:
- Improved flow
- Superior compactibility
- Low sensitivity to lubrication
- Better disintegration properties
Applications of HiCel include:
- Direct compression of chewable tablets
- Fast dissolving tablets
- Texture enhancement