METOLOSE SH / SM
Hypromellose or Methylcellulose - Thickener / Viscosity-Enhancer
METOLOSE® SH and SM are cellulose ethers used for their thickening and viscosity-enhancing properties. The METOLOSE® range from SHIN ETSU is compliant with Ph.Eur, JP and USP.
Viscosity-Enhancer and thickener
Depending on the degree and nature of the cellulose substitution, METOLOSE products have different properties:
- Taste masking
- Viscosity-enhancing - Thickening
- Stabilization of emulsions and suspensions
METOLOSE® SM and SH are stable in the presence of electrolytes and across a wide pH range.
METOLOSE® is characterised by its viscosity, at a concentration of 2% in aqueous solution, together with the degree of cellulose substitution.
The main applications are listed in the table below:
|Type||Viscosité (cP)||Méthoxy- (%)||Hydroxypropoxy (%)||Main Application|
|29||-||Agent Binder Dispersion|
|60SH Hypromellose 2910||50
|29||9||Épaississant pour solution claire|
|65SH Hypromellose 2906||50
|90SH Hypromellose 2208||4000
The products in the METOLOSE® SH/SM range are manufactured in accordance with the Good Manufacturing Practices applicable to excipients.
All the regulatory and quality documents required for registration are available on request.
The Japanese company SHIN ETSU is a leader in cellulose chemistry.
SHIN ETSU develops pharmaceutical excipients and particularly cellulosic polymers for a range of applications such as film-coating, compression and matrices.
SEPPIC distributes SHIN ETSU products in Western and Southern Europe and several other countries.