Gelucire® 43/01

Hard fat EP/NF/JPE

Gattefossé

Use as a lipid binder in melt techniques where the properties and plasticity of the lipid agglommerate provides high resistance to fracture, useful for flash melt and chewable tablets.

Key Features

Oral

  • Protective carrier for API sensitive to oxidation, humidity or light.
  • High melting point lipid for use in modified release dosage forms (lipid matrix in capsules, floating granules).
  • Use as a lipid binder in melt techniques where the physicochemical properties and plasticity of the lipid agglommerate provides high resistance to fracture, useful for flash melt and chewable tablets.

Topical

  • Consistancy agent (thickener) for topical formulations.


Safety of use is supported by toxicological data and food additive status.


Physical Form

  • Semi-solid block

Hydrophilic-Lipophilic Balance (HLB)

  • 1

Field of use

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

Administration Route

  • Oral
  • Topical

Formulation techniques and dosage forms

  • Use in melt processing techniques: melt granulation (thermoplastic pelletization), hot melt coating and melt extrusion for capsule filling, tabletting, sachets etc.
  • Suitable for hard gelatin capsule molding.
  • Use in topical emulsions and microemulsions.
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