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METOLOSE® SH / SM - Excipient - Thickener- Viscosity enhancer - polymer

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.

Products

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
SM méthylcellulose Quinze

25

un cents

400

1500

4000
29 - Agent Binder Dispersion
60SH Hypromellose 2910 50

4000

10000
29 9 Épaississant pour solution claire
65SH Hypromellose 2906 50

400

4000
29 7 dispersant
90SH Hypromellose 2208 4000

15000

100000
23 8 Épaississant

 
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.

SHIN ETSU

Supplier

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.

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