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Asahi Kasei Ceolus™

Functional Excipients of Asahi Kasei

Developing new paths to broaden your horizons with the functional excipients of Asahi Kasei Europe. Explore our products: Ceolus™, Celphere™ and PC-10.

The Characteristics and Functions of PC-10

PC-10 is a non-soluble pregelatinized corn starch which retains the shell structure of starch grains but has an extremely low water-soluble content. It is a versatile excipient. It serves as dissolution enhancer, granulation aid, and stabilizer for moisture-sensitive drugs, and carrier for hygroscopic materials.

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tablet dissolves in water
micrograph pc10
corn starch

Features, Performance & Benefits


Features: Partly pregelatinized starch with outer shell structure

Performance: High water retention capacity, lower water-soluble content, pH independent disintegration and low reactivity

Packaging: Polyethylene bag in kraft paper bag – Net weight: 20kg

Benefits For Your Formulation


Stabilizer for moisture sensitive API


pH independent disintegration


Carrier for extracts


Dissolution enhancer


Average Particle Size Repose angle Bulk density Water-soluble content Water-holding capacity Swelling volume in water
70 µm 38-40 ° 0.5 g/cm3 3 % 3.7 g/g 8-9 cm3/g
Julia Shmyrova

Dr. Julia Shmyrova
Technical Marketing Manager

Tel.: +49 (0) 211 33 99 2000