VIVAPUR® MCC (microcrystalline cellulose) is an odorless, tasteless white powder with a high degree of brightness, derived from highly purified wood pulp. With a wide range of chemical, technical, and economic benefits, MCC is one of the most widely used binder/filler excipients for tablet formulations. VIVAPUR® offers the most complete range of JRS Pharma's high quality MCC - with twelve grades designed for specific formulation needs. With decades of experience in manufacturing high quality MCC, we can ensure high batch-to-batch consistency with all our MCC products. In addition, Functionality Related Characteristics, such as flowability, are analyzed and certified for all twelve VIVAPUR® MCC grades.
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ph. Eur., NF, JP, E 460(i), FCC
Average Particle Size by Laser Diffraction (µm)
Bulk Density (g/mL)
Very fine grade, which gives a pleasant mouth feeling, masks bitter tastes and supports flavors.
0.26 – 0.31
Fine standard MCC grade, especially suited for wet granulation, roller compaction and spheronization. Very high compactibility.
0.26 – 0.34
Same quality as grade 101/50M, but very low moisture content (< 1.5 %) for processing water-sensitive actives.
0.35 – 0.46
Same quality as grade 101, but increased bulk density and improved flow properties.
0.28 – 0.33
Medium size standard MCC grade, suited for the majority of directly compressible actives. Combines good flow and high compactibility.
0.30 – 0.36
Same quality to grades 102/90M, but very low moisture content (< 1.5 %) for processing water-sensitive actives
0.35 – 0.50
Same quality to grade 102/90M, but increased bulk density and improved flow properties. Especially suited for high speed tableting and processing high density actives.
VIVAPUR® 102 SCG
0.28 – 0.34
Coarse, DC-grade MCC.
0.30 – 0.36
Coarse grade MCC, combines good compactibility and high binding capacity with outstanding flow. Provides good content uniformity at low weight variation – even when used with low concentrations of fine actives.
0.32 – 0.40
Same quality to grade 12, but very low moisture content (<1.5 %) for processing water-sensitive actives.
0.31 – 0.37
Large size MCC grade with excellent flow properties for a variety of direct compression formulations.
VIVAPUR® 200 XLM
0.33 – 0.40
Same quality to grades 200/LP200, but very low moisture content (<1.5 %) for processing water-sensitive actives.