Excipients


Leverage our products, insights and technologies to put the finishing touches on
your excipients, from flavour to coating.

75 years of excipient excellence

Kerry delivers truly innovative and cost-effective solutions to ease tablet manufacturing difficulties.

Whether your excipient application is to improve stability, add bulk or specialized delivery, Kerry has a product to suit your formulation needs.

We continue a reputation of excellence in providing GMP-compliant ingredients to the pharmaceutical industry. We are uniquely positioned and are a leading manufacturer of pharmaceutical-grade lactose excipients, functional excipients, tableting systems, coatings, flavors, and emulsifiers for drug delivery systems.

Excipients in all formats

Kerry delivers the industry’s most extensive lactose product line. 

We provide a variety of standard particle sizes to meet our customers’ formulation needs, and have the technical capabilities to develop customized characteristics for any formulation.

Our range includes pharmaceutical grade crystalline monohydrate, spray dried monohydrate, anhydrous, and inhalation lactose – each in a variety of formats.

Lactose is an ideal excipient. It is chemically and physically inert to other excipients and active ingredients. Its characteristics are well understood, it is easy to store, cost effective and has low lot-to-lot variability.



Learn more about our pharmaceutical-grade lactose products

Self lubricating excipients

Efficiency and excellence

The LubriTose™ line of excipients are integrated co-processed systems designed for direct compression, high speed tableting operations. LubriTose simplifies the tableting process even further by eliminating the need for adding a separate lubricant to the powder blend, just prior to compression.

Achieve greater efficiency with the Lubritose line of excipients.

Learn more about our LubriTose products

Film coatings

Customized immediate release and enteric excipient solutions.

Learn more about our SheffCoat products

SheffCoat™ film coatings are pre-blended ready-to-use coatings that allow you to customize a film coating that is compatible with your API and regional regulatory requirements. SheffCoat’s properties include:

  • Pre-blended, ready-to-use dry clear or colored coatings that optimize performance and efficiency
  • Complete line of cost effective aqueous coating systems
  • Based on industry standard polymers, pigments, and plasticisers that meet all regulatory requirements
  • Applied with standard film coating processes and equipment
  • R&D application labs for custom & collaborative formulation development
  • Match or exceed performance of current coating system
  • Precise color matching of existing coating system and assurance of batch to batch color consistency

Tableting Systems

Kerry manufactures a line of functional excipients that are co-processed and designed for direct tableting operations for use in orally dissolving tablets or for use in tablets where a hard tablet with fast dissolution is desired.

Disintequik™ MCC25  is a co-processed excipient designed for use in orally dissolving tablets – i.e., designed to be dissolved on the tongue rather than swallowed whole.

Disintequik™ MCC25 is a co-processed lactose/disintegrant excipients designed for use in tablets where a hard tablet with fast dissolution is desired. They are specially processed lactose-based co-excipients that result in tablets with a faster dissolution rate. The tablet hardness and friability are similar to that of pure lactose.



Learn more about Disintequik

Cellulose ethers

HPMC is a multi-purpose excipient for pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement applications. It is widely used as a film former in aqueous film coatings as well as controlled release formulations. 

We provide formulation, technical, regulatory, and quality support through every step of your development, scale-up, and production process. Expand your possibilities with SheffCel cellulose ethers.

Learn more about our SheffCel products

Pharmaceutical lactose

Excipients in all formats

Kerry delivers the industry’s most extensive lactose product line. 

We provide a variety of standard particle sizes to meet our customers’ formulation needs, and have the technical capabilities to develop customized characteristics for any formulation.

Our range includes pharmaceutical grade crystalline monohydrate, spray dried monohydrate, anhydrous, and inhalation lactose – each in a variety of formats.

Lactose is an ideal excipient. It is chemically and physically inert to other excipients and active ingredients. Its characteristics are well understood, it is easy to store, cost effective and has low lot-to-lot variability.



Learn more about our pharmaceutical-grade lactose products

Self lubricating excipients

Self lubricating excipients

Efficiency and excellence

The LubriTose™ line of excipients are integrated co-processed systems designed for direct compression, high speed tableting operations. LubriTose simplifies the tableting process even further by eliminating the need for adding a separate lubricant to the powder blend, just prior to compression.

Achieve greater efficiency with the Lubritose line of excipients.

Learn more about our LubriTose products

Film coatings

Film coatings

Customized immediate release and enteric excipient solutions.

Learn more about our SheffCoat products

SheffCoat™ film coatings are pre-blended ready-to-use coatings that allow you to customize a film coating that is compatible with your API and regional regulatory requirements. SheffCoat’s properties include:

  • Pre-blended, ready-to-use dry clear or colored coatings that optimize performance and efficiency
  • Complete line of cost effective aqueous coating systems
  • Based on industry standard polymers, pigments, and plasticisers that meet all regulatory requirements
  • Applied with standard film coating processes and equipment
  • R&D application labs for custom & collaborative formulation development
  • Match or exceed performance of current coating system
  • Precise color matching of existing coating system and assurance of batch to batch color consistency

Tableting systems

Tableting Systems

Kerry manufactures a line of functional excipients that are co-processed and designed for direct tableting operations for use in orally dissolving tablets or for use in tablets where a hard tablet with fast dissolution is desired.

Disintequik™ MCC25  is a co-processed excipient designed for use in orally dissolving tablets – i.e., designed to be dissolved on the tongue rather than swallowed whole.

Disintequik™ MCC25 is a co-processed lactose/disintegrant excipients designed for use in tablets where a hard tablet with fast dissolution is desired. They are specially processed lactose-based co-excipients that result in tablets with a faster dissolution rate. The tablet hardness and friability are similar to that of pure lactose.



Learn more about Disintequik

Cellulose ethers

Cellulose ethers

HPMC is a multi-purpose excipient for pharmaceutical and nutritional supplement applications. It is widely used as a film former in aqueous film coatings as well as controlled release formulations. 

We provide formulation, technical, regulatory, and quality support through every step of your development, scale-up, and production process. Expand your possibilities with SheffCel cellulose ethers.

Learn more about our SheffCel products



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