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Tablet Binders and Disintegrants


Tablet binders are used in the formulation of solid oral dosage forms to hold the active pharmaceutical ingredient and inactive ingredients together in a cohesive mix. Binder products are usually differentiated based on the manufacturing process to be used.


  • Dry tablet binders used for direct compaction must exhibit cohesive and adhesive forces so that when compacted the particles agglomerate.
  • Binders used for wet granulation are hydrophilic and soluble in water and are usually dissolved in water to form a wet mass that is then granulated.

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