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Precirol ATO 5

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Description

A glyceride with an intermediate melting point used as lubricant and flow aid in powder blends for capsule filling and as a coating agent for taste masking.

Main functionalities: Coating agent for taste masking. Lubricant and flow aid for capsule filling with powders. Modified release matrix former for tablets. Safety of use is inferred by GRAS status and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.

Additional information

Manufacturer

Gattefosse

Quality

EP, NF, USP

Composition

Consists of esters of palmitic (C16) and stearic (C18) acids, the diester fraction being predominant, Glyceryl distearate NF, Glyceryl palmitostearate

Dosage Form

Melt processes: granulation, extrusion, coating, prilling, spray congealing., Nanoparticle formulation., Powder-filled capsules., Tablet compression (direct and wet granulation)

Function

Coating agent for taste masking., Lubricant and flow aid for capsule filling with powders., Modified release matrix former for tablets.

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