Grace’s SYLOID® FP silicas are used as excipients in many pharmaceutical formulations due to their unique morphology. The combined adsorption capacity, porosity, particle size, and greater surface area allow them to provide several benefits simultaneously which can expedite manufacturing and improve efficacy of the final dosage form.
SYLOID® FP silica can be used in polymeric coating systems and combined with cellulosic, vinylic, and acrylic-based polymers or combinations. It is useful as an anti-tacking agent (anti-tacking or blocking is the adhesion or bonding of two surfaces of film that occurs after production and/or during prolonged storage). Plus, it reduces the need for talc, which is commonly used in enteric film coatings. Talc requires 3 to 4 times more material to achieve the same results as SYLOID® FP silica.