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Drawing upon over 50 years of expertise in the production of cellulose ether excipients, Shin-Etsu significantly enhances various aspects of pharmaceutical technology.

Shin-Etsu operates globally with offices across several continents. The pharmaceutical excipients produced in Japan and Germany are well known for high quality standards and have been complemented over the past decade by five technical laboratories worldwide, including locations in Japan, Germany, the USA, India, and recently Singapore.

Regulated grades of cellulose ethers used in pharmaceutical applications are manufactured in Naoetsu, Japan (METOLOSE®, METOLOSE® SR, PHARMACOAT®, L-HPC, HPMCP and Shin-Etsu AQOAT®) and Wiesbaden, Germany (TYLOPUR® and TYLOPUR® SR).

Shin-Etsu has as life mission the commitment and dedication to pharmaceutical excipients and it is always looking forward to new opportunities and collaborations with their customers.




Shin-Etsu Tylose TYLOPUR® production process

SE Tylose is an excipient manufacturer with an emphasis on a stable supply of high-quality products. The production plant operates under GMP conditions and fulfils the requirements of the pharmaceutical, food and nutraceutical industries:


Shin-Etsu excipients are widely used in oral solid dosage forms and oral liquid dosage forms.


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Product Portfolio

Film Coating or Binder for Granulation

PHARMACOAT® – Low viscosity hypromellose (HPMC)

TYLOPUR® – Low viscosity hypromellose (HPMC)


Pellet Coating

PHARMACOAT® – Low viscosity hypromellose (HPMC)

TYLOPUR® – Low viscosity hypromellose (HPMC)

METOLOSE® SM-4  – Methylcellulose (MC)


Thickening and Suspending Agent

METOLOSE® – Hypromellose (HPMC)

TYLOPUR® – Hypromellose (HPMC)


Sustained Release Excipient

METOLOSE® SR – High viscosity Hypromellose (HPMC)

TYLOPUR® SR – High viscosity Hypromellose (HPMC)

Controlled Release Excipient

HPMCP  – Hypromellose Phthalate (HPMCP)

Shin-Etsu AQOAT® – Hypromellose Acetate Succinate (HPMCAS)


Multi-functionality Excipient (Disintegrant and Binder), DC excipient

L-HPC – low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose (L-HPC)


Drug Carrier for Amorphous Solid Dispersion

HPMCP  – Hypromellose Phthalate (HPMCP)

Shin-Etsu AQOAT® – Hypromellose Acetate Succinate (HPMCAS)

PHARMACOAT® – Low viscosity hypromellose (HPMC)

TYLOPUR® – Low viscosity hypromellose (HPMC)


Orally Dissolving Technology Excipient

SmartEx®– co-processed excipient (L-HPC/D-mannitol/PVA)


Get to know our technical laboratory in Wiesbaden (Germany)

As a part of the Shin-Etsu network we continuously try to develop customized solutions. Our application knowledge is shared all over the world in conferences, seminars and in direct contact with our customers.



Through proven methods and innovative research, we are constantly improving our products to satisfy our partners and customers.

Check Shin-Etsu Application Guide to know which material/grade is more suitable for your application:

Shin-Etsu application guide for excipients
Shin-Etsu application guide for excipients

Download the Application Guide as PDF here Shin-Etsu – Application Guide

Download of Documents:

Folder SmartEx Plus_SE
SE Folder SmartEx Plus
SE Pharmaceutical Excipients
SE Pharmaceutical Excipients


Shin-Etsu Tylose GmbH & Co. KG

Kasteler Straße 45
65203 Wiesbaden



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