Microcrystalline cellulose is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production.The most common form is used in vitamin supplements or tablets. It is also used in plaque assays for counting viruses, as an alternative to carboxymethylcellulose.In many ways, cellulose makes the ideal excipient. A naturally occurring polymer, it is composed of glucose units connected by a 1-4 beta glycosidic bond. These linear cellulose chains are bundled together as microfibril spiralled together in the walls of plant cell. Each microfibril exhibits a high degree of three-dimensional internal bonding resulting in a crystalline structure that is insoluble in water and resistant to reagents. There are, however, relatively weak segments of the microfibril with weaker internal bonding. These are called amorphous regions but are more accurately called dislocations since microfibril containing single-phase structure. The crystalline region is isolated to produce microcrystalline cellulose.
|Appearance||A fine white or almost white odorless powder|
|Particle size||98% pass 120 mesh|
|Assay (as α- cellulose, dry basis)||≥97%|
|Water-soluble matter||≤ 0.24%|
|Sulphated ash||≤ 0.5%|
|pH (10% solution)||5.0- 7.5|
|Loss on drying||≤ 7%|
|Carboxyl groups||≤ 1%|
|Lead||≤ 5 mg/ kg|
|Arsenic||≤ 3 mg/ kg|
|Mercury||≤ 1 mg/ kg|
|Cadmium||≤ 1 mg/ kg|
|Heavy metals (as Pb)||≤ 10 mg/ kg|
|Total plate count||≤ 1000 cfu/g|
|Yeast and mould||≤ 100 cfu/g|
|E. coli/ 5g||Negative|
1, What kinds of certificates can you offer?
Foodchem is an ISO2008 9001 certified company, as for Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC), we can offer HAPPC, KOSHER, HALAL Certificates, ect.
2, Is Foodchem a manufacturer or just a trading company?
Foodchem is both manufacturer and trading company, we are Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) distributor, at the same time, we are manufacturer of other products.
3, What is the Min Order Quantity of Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC)?
Different products have different MOQ, for Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC), the MOQ is 500kg.
4, What is the price of Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC)?
Foodchem is a famous supplier and manufacturer of Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) in China, and has been corporate with many Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) suppliers for several years, we can provide you with cost-effective Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC).
5, How long shall we wait for your reply?
We can guarantee to reply your inquiries of Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) in less than 24 hours in working days.
6, What kinds of transportation types can you provide?
Our main transportation methods include air transportation, land transportation and water transportation.
7, What kinds of payment terms can you accept?
The most commonly used payment terms are T/T, L/C, D/P, D/A, etc.
8, How long will I receive my good?
Foodchem has its own EDC warehouse in Shanghai, when your purchase order has been confirmed, inventory products will deliver within 1 week, other products delivery in 2 weeks.