Barrington offers a wide variety of excipient materials and grades for any application. Below are some of our options from our valued supplier partners. Feel free to utilize our site-wide search or contact us for additional information/guidance. For a more extensive catalog of our current ingredient offerings, please see our Current Ingredient List.

+ Calcium Palmitate

Calcium Palmitate is used as an anti-caking agent and emulsifier in food applications. Also known as Calcium Salts of Palm Oil or Palmitic Acid.

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+ Calcium Stearate

Calcium Stearate is a white, waxy powder. This calcium salt is derived from Stearic Acid is used in personal care, pharmaceutical and food applications. Calcium Stearate reduces friction of other materials and is used as a flow agent and anti-caking or gelling agent and for improved tablet mold release. The cosmetic industry uses Calcium Stearate in aerosol hairspray, ointments and powders.

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+ Hydroxypropyl Cellulose

Hydroxypropyl Cellulose (HPC) is a water soluble, non-ionic derivative of cellulose, an abundant and natural polysaccharide found in all plants. Celny™ brand is a high quality grade of HPC for food and nutraceutical use, manufactured in Japan by Nippon Soda Co, Ltd. (Nisso). Celny is available in a wide range of viscosities and particle sizes to suit your application needs. It is food use approved globally, non-GMO, non-dairy, gluten and common allergen free. Celny HPC applications include tablet binder, film forming agent, and stabilizer.

Our special low viscosity grades offer unique advantages for tablet formulations:

  • Excellent tablet hardness/friability with fast disintegration and active release times
  • Ease of use in wet granulation and coating applications
  • Highest compressibility at low usage level in dry binding applications

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+ Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose is a white, granular powder used in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic applications. Shandong Head has branded their HPMC as Headcel®. HPMC forms a gelled suspension when dissolved in water, allowing it to work as an emulsifier, thickening and suspension agent as well as an alternative to animal gelatin in food applications. In pharmaceutical applications, it is used in tablet coatings for delayed release tablets and as an excipient in tablet and capsule formation.

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+ Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium Stearate is a compound of magnesium and stearic acid that is used for its lubricative properties. Magnesium Stearate is most known for its use in the manufacturing of vitamin tablets to prevent them from sticking to the machinery or each other during production. Other applications include cosmetics and personal care products such as make up, fragrances, deodorants, hair and skin care products to stabilize emulsions and reduce the transparency of the finished products by increasing the lipids portion of the product.

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+ Microcrystalline Cellulose

Microcrystalline Cellulose is basically the outcome of the refinement of highly purified wood pulp. It is pure and does not contain organic or inorganic contaminants. MCC is considered to be the finest element for tableting as it abolishes all formulation-related problems, it is most commonly used in vitamin supplements and tablets. As an alternative to carboxymethylcellulose and lactose, it is used in plaque assays for counting viruses.

Microcrystalline Cellulose features include:

  • Superior compressibility
  • High dilution potential
  • Optimum particle size distribution
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Good flowability
  • Fast disintegration

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+ Phosphates

Gadot's Tri Calcium Phosphate is an inorganic calcium source used for fortification of foods such as protein drinks, ice cream, yogurt, milk, cheese, soy, juice, baby food and cereals. It can also be used as a flow agent for powdered products like, salt, dry beverage and pre-mixes. Tri Calcium Phosphate is insoluble in water with a good organoleptic profile, high calcium content and is able to provide calcium and phosphorus in ratios close to the RDA. Available in high density, low density, micronized and directly compressible grades.

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