Carboxymethyl Cellulose Sodium for Pharmaceutical Applications

What is it?

WALOCEL™ C is highly purified sodium carboxymethyl cellulose. With a purity of 99.5 percent, WALOCEL™ C meets the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph.Eur. or EP) and United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) regulatory requirements for use in pharmaceutical applications.

What is it used for?

  • Solid dosage forms: capsules, solid-particle powders, granules and pellets, tablets and coated tablets
  • Semi-solid dosage forms: ointments, creams, gels, pastes
  • Liquid-dosage forms: solutions, suspensions, emulsions
  • Wound care and self-adhesive ostomy


  • Highly soluble in water at all temperatures, offering clear solutions and various viscosities
  • Low batch-to-batch variation in chemical and physical characteristics
  • Practically free of odor and taste; non-caloric
  • Compatible with most of the common active ingredients and excipients; however, as an anionic polymer, it may formcomplexes with gelatin and pectin
  • Excellent water-binding capacity
  • Forms crystal clear films that are resistant to oil, fat and organic solvents