Anhydrous Lactose Family by Kerry

Excipients for direct tabletting and  granulation


Product Description

Lactose Overview

Crystalline Monohydrate by Kerry_Lactose Technical ManualLactose is a disaccharide of glucose and galactose obtained from the whey fraction of bovine milk. Depending on the temperatures used to crystallize and dry the lactose solution, it may be produced in either of two crystalline types: monohydrate or anhydrous.

In addition, the lactose disaccharide also has the ability to form two stable isomers known as alpha-lactose and beta-lactose. These two isomers differ in the orientation of the hydroxyl group in the glucose moiety. The monohydrate crystal in primarily the alpha-form, whereas the anhydrous crystal is primarily the beta-form (Zadow, 1984). At equilibrium in water at room temperature, both forms will be present as 62.3% beta-form and 37.7% alpha-form (Whittier, 1944).



Anhydrous Lactose Anhydrous Lactose Family by Kerry


  • Eliminate or reduce higher cost or multiple excipients
  • Replace wet granulation technology, reduce equipment and process validation
  • Excellent tablet hardness at low compression forces
  • High purity and no yellowing – pigment free
  • Optimal for tableting with unstable active ingredients
  • Moisture stable – 4 year shelf life
  • Physically and chemically stable
  • Low friability & excellent dissolution
  • Consistent re-worked tablet properties
  • Several grades and custom capabilities
  • Certified Kosher and Animal Rennet-Free
  • Over 75 years experience – batch to batch consistency


Products & Recommended Applications

Anhydrous Lactose Family by Kerry_Products & Recommended

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General Physical and Chemical Characteristics

Product Description

Anhydrous Lactose by Kerry is a disaccharide obtained from the whey fraction of milk, and consists of one glucose and one galactose moiety.

Sheffield™ Anhydrous Lactose is a crystalline mixture of beta and alpha anomers and meets all requirements of the National Formulary.

Other Physical Characteristics

Free-flowing, non-hygroscopic powder. White to creamy white in color, free of sediment and with excellent stability. A 10% solution (in boiling water) is clear to nearly colorless. Soluble in water at 25°C (77°F) is 40g/100ml.

Packaging and Storage

Store in cool, dry area with container closed when not in use. A minimum shelf life of 48 months is expected for unopened packages.

The standard packaging is in 80kg polyethylene lined fiber drums with tamper evident seals. All products are also available in 100lb drums and 25kg paper sacks upon request.

Anhydrous Lactose Family by Kerry_General Physical and Chemical Characteristics




Particle Size Curves

Anhydrous Lactose Family by Kerry_Particle Size Curves


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Crystalline Monohydrate by Kerry_Lactose Technical Manual

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