Sodium starch glycolate is a white to off-white, tasteless, odorless, relatively free flowing powder. Sodium starch glycolate is used as a pharmaceutical grade dissolution excipient for tablets and capsules. Sodium starch glycolate absorbs water rapidly, resulting in swelling which leads to rapid disintegration of tablets and granules. It is used as a disintegrant, a suspending agent and as a gelling agent. Without a disintegrant, tablets may not dissolve appropriately and may affect the amount of active ingredient absorbed, thereby decreasing effectiveness.

Pharmaceutical companies add sodium starch glycolate to capsules and tablets to help make them disintegrate and dissolve better, making it easier for your body to absorb the medication. It does this by absorbing water quickly so the pill swells and breaks apart into small pieces. It can also be used to help form gels.

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  • The disintegrant efficiency of sodium starch glycolate is unimpaired in spite the presence of hydrophobic in excipients such as lubricants.
  • The granules show considerable swelling in contact with water.
  • Increased tablet compression pressure also appears to have no effect on disintegration time.
  • Sodium starch glycolate is used in oral pharmaceuticals as a disintegrant in capsules.
  • SSG can be used in direct-compression or wet-granulation processes.
  • SSG can be used as a suspending vehicle.
  • SSG act as an dissolution enhancing agent.
  • Strong swelling properties
  • Good flowability and mixing properties
  • High Brightness
Product Specification
Compendium Standards USP – NF
Identification A, B, C, D Complies
Type A 5.5 -7.5
Type B 3.0 – 5.0
Loss on Drying, % NMT 10
Heavy Metals,ppm NMT 20 #
Sodium Chloride, % NMT 7
Sodium Glycolate % NMT 2
Assay %
Type A 2.8 – 4.2
Type B 2.0 – 3.4
Swelling Volume ml*
Limit of Iron % NMT 0.002
Microbiology Limits:
Escherichia Coli Absent in 1g Sample
Salmonella Species Absent in a 10g Sample
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