Microcrystalline Cellulose can be used for many purposes, such as an anti-caking agent, stabilizer, texture modifier, or suspending agent among other uses. However, one of its more common uses is as an excipient in the pharmaceutical industry as it has excellent compressibility properties and is used in a wide variety of oral solid dosage forms, including tablets (creates hard, yet easily dissolvable tablets), capsules, sachets, pellets and others.
Microcrystalline Cellulose 102 also exhibits excellent properties as an excipient for solid dosage forms. It compacts well, has high binding capability and creates tablets that are hard, stable, yet disintegrate rapidly. The main difference between MCC101 and MCC102 is in the size and shape of the particles within each compound. MCC102 has larger particles which are more round and dense. It is not as fluffy and light as MCC101, allowing for better flow and compression of the product than MCC101. MCC102 has proven to be stable, safe and physiologically inert.