METOLOSE (for pharmaceutical application)

(Hypromellose & Methylcellulose)

Highly purified natural pulp is etherified with methyl chloride or with the combination of methyl chloride and propylene oxide to form a water-soluble, non-ionic cellulose ether. METOLOSE® can be used as a binder for solid dosage forms such as tablets and granules. It also serves a variety of functions, for example, in enhancing water retention, thickening, acting as a protective colloid due to its surface activity, sustaining release, and film formation.
METOLOSE® SR is designed exclusively for a hydrophilic matrix agent. It has tighter specifications compared to the regular METOLOSE® grades. The hydrophilic matrix system is the simplest sustained-release technology for oral dosage forms, consisting essentially of a drug and a water-soluble, highly viscous polymer.

Series Name

  • METOLOSE series, METOLOSE SR series

Applications

  • Sustained release pH independent
  • Binder for solid dosage forms such as tablets and granules
  • In enhancing water retention, thickening, acting as a protective colloid due to its surface activity, sustaining release, and film formation.
  • Taste masking
  • Film coating
  • Eye drops
  • Dry syrup
  • Plaster/Dermal patch
For Inquiries About This Product
  • Company:
    Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Department:
    Cellulose & Pharmaceutical Excipients Department Organic Chemicals Division
  • Phone:
    +81-3-3246-5261