BlowTab® - Sodium Starch Glycolate
Being the sodium salt of carboxymethyl ether, Sodium Starch Glycolate is a white to off-white, odourless, tasteless, free-flowing powder. It is practically insoluble in water and also in most organic solvents.
This product is used as a pharmaceutical-grade dissolution agent and super disintegrant which is produced from corn or potato starch. Sodium Starch Glycolate is spherical granules that absorbs water rapidly and swell up.
Sodium Starch Glycolate can be added in capsules and tablets to let them dissolve better and making it easier to absorb. PCSPL is manufacturing Sodium Starch Glycolate which is well-suited for use in tablets and capsules, matching all the international standards.
Applications of Sodium Starch Glycolate
Sodium Starch Glycolate is used as rapid disintegrant that releases the medicine immediately when in contact with water.
It can be used in a direct-compression or wet-granulation process.
SSG can also be used as a suspending vehicle.
It acts as a dissolution enhancing agent.
SSG is used as a food stabilizer and as an anti-ageing agent for bread and in manufacturing of ice-creams.
This is used as a component for manufacturing processes in pharmaceuticals, food, textiles, paper and adhesives.
Advantages of Sodium Starch Glycolate
It absorbs water quickly so the pills swell and can also be used to help form gels.
The increased tablet compression pressure also appears to have no effect on the disintegration time.
In spite of the presence of hydrophobic in excipients such as lubricants, the disintegrates the efficiency of sodium starch glycolate is unimpaired.
It has good flowability and remarkable mixing properties.
Storage of Sodium Starch Glycolate
Preserve well in closed containers, it is preferred to keep away from wide variations in temperature and humidity. This will prevent the caking of the product.
Having a Shelf-life of up to five years from the date of manufacturing, Sodium Starch Glycolate is FDA approved and ISO certified product.