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Water-soluble, plant-based ingredient with diverse functionality


METHOCEL™ is a plant-based, water-soluble functional ingredient derived from cellulose that is available in a variety of grades to support dietary supplement manufacturing. These cellulose ethers are used for controlled release of nutritional ingredients, tablet coatings for improved swallowability, heat and humidity resistance of hard capsules and masking bitter-tasting nutritional ingredients.

Reliable and Multi-Functional

METHOCEL™ products have been utilized in continuous production in the pharma and food industries for more than 70 years. Now we’re using our rich knowledge, production facilities and deep product expertise from around the globe to formulate superior dietary supplements enabled with film-forming applications such as tablet coatings and capsules, granulation, controlled release and much more.

The METHOCEL™ family of cellulose ethers offers exceptional flexibility and a broad range of properties not typically found in other water-soluble ingredients. In many applications, two or more ingredients may be needed to do the same job performed by one METHOCEL™ product. That means one ingredient can do the job of many, saving money and time.


Product Recommendations*

Recommended Grades



Low-viscosity METHOCELTM

Hard shell capsules

Coating, granulation, and layering nutraceutical ingredients such as probiotics

Orally dissolving films

Cellulose-based film former that enables vegetarian, non-GMO hard capsules, resistant to heat and humidity conditions, no cross-linking (i.e., chemically inert with nutraceutical ingredients), taste-masking, improved swallowability, protection of nutraceutical ingredients

High-viscosity METHOCELTM

Tablet matrix former 

Cellulose ether that enables controlled/timed release of nutritional ingredients to reduce the number of tablets consumed throughout the day and enhance the efficacy of nutraceutical ingredients

*Examples only and not representative of a complete list of products. Regional regulations may restrict the use of certain products in dietary supplements. Please contact us for further information.

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Solutions We Deliver:


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High-quality ingredients, released with absolute accuracy for immediate, sustained & delayed release results

Transform natural functional ingredients into great tasting alternative dosage forms like gummies, ODTS, soft chews and chewables

Innovative solutions for delivering greater throughput and yields with improved capsule-processing speed, decreased dosage size and increased efficiency

Clean and sustainable ingredients sourced right from nature to formulate gummies, tablets, soft and hard capsules

Deliver exceptional flavor, texture, chewability and swallowability with high-quality solutions for various delivery formats

Pack in flavor and function, without unnecessary amounts of sugar or preservatives to mask bitter tasting ingredients

Delivery Forms We Offer:


Naturally derived supplement ingredients for heat-stable, taste masked and easy-to-swallow softgels

Reduce pill fatigue with convenient oral dosage forms that eliminate swallowing difficulties while leaving a creamy mouthfeel and pleasant taste

Delicious chewable, vegan supplements that support healthy, on-the-go lifestyles without loads of sugar

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Convenient, easy-to-swallow solid oral dosage form for a taste masked, immediate release and cost-efficient solution

Plant-based and sustainably sourced ingredients to create pills that support vegan, vegetarian, kosher and halal lifestyles

Efficient, versatile and shelf-stable solutions for the world’s most popular oral dosage form
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