Capsules are a great dosage form to improve patient compliance, as they are tasteless, odorless and easy to swallow. For pharmaceutical producers, they provide an economic and easy-to-store option while requiring a minimum amount of excipients. Capsules provide an option to process pressure-, temperature- and moisture-sensitive APIs.
HPMC is an attractive alternative to gelatin for hard capsules. Dow has been a leading provider of METHOCEL™ HPMCbased solutions to capsule producers for more than a decade. We work closely with our customers to find the best METHOCEL™ solution for their capsule need. We help address emerging trends and work to optimize end-product performance and total cost of ownership.
AFFINISOL™ HPMCAS grades are soluble polymers that can help optimize solubility enhancement by maintaining stable solid dispersions and inhibiting API crystallization.
ENTERACT™ HPMCAS grades are tailored for delivery needs in delayed (enteric) coating applications.