Poth Hille pharmaceutical grade waxes include Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Candelilla Wax, Paraffin Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Ozokerite Wax and Ceresine Wax. They can be found in numerous pharmaceutical formulations generally in semi-solid preparations like ointments, creams, soft gel capsules and suppositories.
These waxes, with their distinct properties and characteristics, play an essential role in providing emollience, gloss, gelling strength, rigidity and oil retention depending on the wax chosen.
In soft gel capsule shell production, Beeswax is a most suitable stabilizer for keeping oil-based capsule contents in suspension. Beeswax is also used as a stabilizer and release agent in the production of certain food supplements sold in tablet form.
Carnauba wax is used in the pharmaceutical industry for tablet coating as a glazing agent. Coating with Carnauba Wax will prevent chipping or flaking and enable easier swallowing of the tablet.
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Pharmaceutical preparations are normally supplied in the form of a cream or ointment as this provides an effective means of delivering the active ingredient directly to the required area. Ozokerite Wax produces stable mixtures with oils and prevents bleeding or sweating, and it helps produce a lighter cream that is less greasy.
Ceresine Wax is also used for pharmaceutical coating applications such as protective coatings, enteric coatings, and sustained-release coatings. It has also been used in the formulation of topical delivery systems.
Beeswax Substitute 6621 is used in a topical cream application suitable for the short-term treatment and control of patches of eczema and dermatitis.
Petroleum jelly medical grade is used protect and heal dry skin and to protect minor cuts and burns and soften skin. Poth Hille have developed a range of products made exclusively from natural, renewably sourced materials. These products are formulated specifically to match the physical feel and behaviour of Petrolatum.
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