Aqualon™ ethylcellulose

Aqualon™ ethylcellulose
Product Description

Aqualon™ ethylcellulose (EC) is a cellulose ether distinguished by its versatility. Aqualon™ EC is soluble in a wide range of organic solvents and is typically used as a non-swellable, insoluble component in matrix or coating systems. Aqualon™ EC can be used to coat one or more active ingredients of a tablet to prevent them from reacting with other materials or with one another. It can also be used on its own or in combination with water-soluble components to prepare sustained release film coatings that are frequently used for the coating of micro-particles, pellets and tablets. To learn more visit

Ashland Industries Europe GmbH

  • CH
  • 2015
    On CPHI since
  • 1000 - 4999
Company types

Ashland Industries Europe GmbH

  • CH
  • 2015
    On CPHI since
  • 1000 - 4999
Company types

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