- Unique suspension, thickening and emulsifying mechanism
- High compatibility with other ingredients
- Dispersible in cold water
- Thermal stable
- Applicable in wide range of pH value
- Excellent texture modifier
Neocel® (Microcrystalline cellulose colloidal grade) is a water-dispersible, water-insoluble hydrocolloid product. It is used widely in pharmaceutical and food industries.
Neocel is co-processed microcrystalline cellulose and specific grades of carboxymethylcellulose sodium (NaCMC). Microcrystalline cellulose is prepared by partial depolymerization of high purity alpha cellulose by mineral acids. The crystalline portions of the fiber, after being subjected to wet mechanical processes, are co-processed with NaCMC to form colloidal microcrystalline cellulose. NaCMC serves as a protective colloid and aids in the dispersion of the product.
Neocel® forms a three-dimensional structure after properly dispersion. The MCC particles are spread and create a network that stabilizes the system.
Neocel® should be fully dispersed in the solution to develop its functional properties, here are tips for Neocel dispersion.