Compritol® E ATO

Glyceryl behenate E471/GRAS

Gattefossé

A high melting point glyceride appropriate for use as a lipid matrix to modify (sustain or delay) the release of active ingredients.

Key Features

  • Fine white powder of well-controlled particle size distribution with an indicative particle size of 50µm
  • A high melting point glyceride appropriate for use as a lipid matrix to modify (sustain or delay) the release of active ingredients.
  • Effective lubricant for tablets and capsules.
  • Use in coating processes to provide a lipid barrier for the protection of sensitive active ingredients and to improve ingredient compatibility.
  • Chemically inert with excellent tableting properties, ideal for use a lubricant at low concentrations.

Safety of use is supported by food additive status.


Physical Form

  • Powder

Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)

  • 2

Field of use

  • Nutraceutical

Administration Route

  • Oral

Formulation techniques and dosage forms

  • Forms lipid matrix for modified release tablets produced by direct compression.
  • Lubricant for tablets produced by direct compression.
  • Suitable for use in melt processing techniques: spray cooling /prilling, hot melt coating and melt extrusion techniques for capsule filling, tabletting, sachets and suspensions etc
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