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Sorbitol

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Sorbitol
Sorbitol is commonly used as an excipient in pharmaceutical formulations. It is available in a wide range of grades. One application of Sorbitol is as a plasticiser for gelatin in softgel capsules.
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Sorbitol
Sorbitol
Primary function
Shell plasticiser
Typical use level
5 - 20%
Physical data

  • Appearance: white or almost colourless crystalline, odourless and, hygroscopic powder.

Benefits / Claims
Sorbitan-sorbitol based soft gel plasticisers possess superior plasticizing effect results in shorter capsule drying time, inhibited blooming and proper moisture balance within in capsule shell.
Suitable for
Tablet
ODT
Softgel Capsules
Buccal
Chewable
Oral Suspensions
Oral Syrup

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