Compritol® HD5 ATO

Behenoyl polyoxyl-8 glycerides NF

Gattefossé

With an HLB of 5 it provides greater hydrophilicity than Compritol® 888 ATO. Recommended for use as a lubricant in effervescent and fast dissolving tablets.

Key Features

  • Fine white powder of well-controlled particle size distribution with an indicative particle size of 50µm.
  • With an HLB of 5 it provides greater hydrophilicity than Compritol® 888 ATO.
  • Recommended for use as a lubricant in effervescent and fast dissolving tablets.


Safety of use is supported by toxicological data and precedence of use in approved pharmaceutical products.


Physical Form

  • Powder

Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)

  • 5

Field of use

  • Human pharmaceutical products, veterinary products excluding food producing animals (EU)

Administration Route

  • Oral

Formulation techniques and dosage forms

  • 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, suspensions etc
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