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Direct compression

Compritol® 888 ATO is a fine powder of well-defined particle size with excellent tabletting properties. In direct compression it offers multiple functions, depending on the method and level of excipient use.
  • In direct compression, Compritol® 888 ATO is a universal tablet lubricant when used at concentrations of under ~3%. 
  • At higher use levels (5 to 30%) direct compression with Compritol® 888 ATO can produce a water insoluble matrix for sustained drug release (SR). 

Compritol® 888 ATO is successfully utilized as a lubricant or a SR agent in a number of internationally marketed drugs. See our Formulation Guideline for the use of Compritol® 888 ATO in direct compression to obtain sustained release tablets. The document centre also contains many references for the production of tablets.

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