Core Excipients

In the development of a solid oral dosage form, the choice of the core excipients is extremely important. Key aspects for consideration are the nature of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) itself; the intended delivery method of the API (immediate or modified release) and the manufacturing process.

Product Literature

General Information

Starch 1500®

Starch 1500 is a proven and trusted unique excipient for pharmaceutical and nutritional use; especially effective with moisture-sensitive active ingredients and low-dose tableting applications.


Designed for direct compression, StarTab simplifies tablet formulation and process. Provides excellent flow and superior compressibility.


StarCap® is a partially pregelatinized starch with an optimized particle morphology with high flow and low adhesion to facilitate excellent flow in capsule applications.


SUGLETS®, Sugar Spheres are highly uniform drug layering pellets, made of sucrose and starch, ideal for sustained or extended release dosage forms.

Distributed Products

Our versatile products provide important functionality as binder, diluent, disintegrant, and lubricant. Through our partnerships with IFF and DuPont™, we also offer a portfolio of sustained and controlled release excipient products.


METHOCEL™ Premium grades are well established for use in the pharmaceutical industry, primarily as binders.

DuPont™ AmberLite™ and Duolite™

DuPont™ AmberLite™ and Duolite™ ion exchange resins are used in formulations for controlled release and taste-masking in the geriatric and pediatric populations that offer improved patient compliance.

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