Silicified microcrystalline cellulose is a synergistic, intimate physical mixture of two components: microcrystalline cellulose and colloidal silicon dioxide. Silicified microcrystalline cellulose contains MCC up to 98% and 2% w/w colloidal silicon dioxide.

Silicification of the microcrystalline cellulose is achieved by a process, resulting in an intimate association between the colloidal silicon dioxide and microcrystalline cellulose. SMCC combines the excellent compactibility of microcrystalline cellulose with superior flow properties.  Therefore, it is ideally suited to direct compression formulations where it has advantages in both flow and compactibility. It also exhibits both brittle fracture and plastic deformation characteristics, leading to superior binding properties.

microcrystalline cellulose in tablets
  • Flowability is improved
  • Requires lower compression pressures
  • Compactibility after wet granulation is maintained
  • Compacts exhibit greater stiffness
  • Higher lubrication efficiency
  • Used as a filler in the formulation of capsules and tablets.
  • Improved compaction properties both in wet granulation and direct compression.
  • Improved blending property
  • Loss of Compaction in Wet Granulation process is reduced.
  • Beneficial in formulation of powder filled capsules
  • Greater tensile strength

Unique Features of SANCEL

  • Angle of Repose

  • Customized Bulk Density

  • Low Moisture

  • Excellent Flowability

  • Better Compressibility

Product Specification
Parameters U.S.P. – N.F.
Identification A, B,C,D Complies
Degree of Polymerization NMT 350
pH 5.0-7.5
Conductivity, µS / cm, not exceed than water by 75
Water Soluble Substance NMT 0.24
Ether Soluble Substance NMT 0.05
Heavy Metals % NMT 0.001
Residue on Ignitation % W/W 1.8-2.2
Loss on drying, % NMT 6
Microbiology Limits:
Total Aerobic Microbial Count, cfu/g NMT 100 #
Total Yeast And Mold Count, cfu/g NMT 10 #
Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Absent in 1g Sample
Escherichia Coli Absent in 1g Sample
Staphylococcus Aureus Absent in 1g Sample
Salmonella Species Absent in a 10g Sample
Available Grades
  • SMCC 90
  • SMCC 90 LM
Packaging Details

Available Packaging Type

Type Size
HDPE Bags 25 Kg
HDPE Bags 20 Kg
Paper Bags 25 Kg
Paper Bags 20 Kg
FIBC 300 Kg

*Our standard packaging is in 25 kg Bags. We can also customize packaging as per customers request at additional cost.

Container Palletized Non-Palletized
20 Ft. (Approx Wt.) 10,000 Kg 12,000 Kg
40 Ft. (Approx Wt.) 20,000 Kg 24,000 Kg