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Cellulose Gel / Introduction

Avicel 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.