microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is a unique ingredient. In water, with
shear, MCC forms a three-dimensional matrix comprised of millions of
insoluble microcrystals that form an extremely stable, thixotropic gel.
Avicel microcrystalline cellulose functions at any temperature and
provides superior freeze/thaw and heat stability to finished products.
All FMC BioPolymer manufacturing facilities maintain
ISO certification on a global basis. ISO certification, along with a
rigorous QA/QC program, assures highest quality products and
functionality with every delivery.
More than 35 years ago FMC BioPolymer introduced Avicel
MCC to the food, pharmaceutical and specialty industries. We continue
to maintain a leadership position within the markets we serve by
improving on existing technology and creating revolutionary
breakthroughs that offer our customers even greater functionality.
FMC BioPolymer builds quality and performance into its
family of Avicel products at three levels — raw material sourcing, the
manufacture of Avicel, and tailoring the functional properties of each
product. Today’s Avicel product line has evolved into a family of
highly functional products that offer optimum functionality to the
food, specialty and pharmaceutical industries. FMC BioPolymer markets
its Avicel products under five well-established trade names:
Avicel,Avicel-plus® and Novagel® are primarily designed to meet the
needs of the food industry. The Lattice® and Nilyn® products are
designed to meet the needs of the specialty (non-foods) industry.