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    Kollidon® 17 PF

    Low-molecular grade Kollidon®, intended for use as solubilizing agent, dispersant and crystallization inhibitor, particularly for injectables. In addition applicable as pore former in solid dosage forms and viscosity enhancer in parenterals.

    Kollidon® 12 PF and Kollidon® 17 PF, our soluble low molecular and pyrogen-free Kollidons®, deliver functionality to many different areas of formulation. They can be used to stabilize micro-molecular structures in injectables and lyophilisates. They can also form hydrogen bonds with compounds with complementary structures for improved dissolution.

    At the same time, Kollidon® 12 PF and Kollidon® 17 PF serve as solubilizing agents and crystallization inhibitors particularly for injectables. These properties are of particular interest for antibiotics in solution or lyophylisate form. Kollidon® 12 PF and Kollidon® 17 PF are used in e. g. sulfonamide, melphalan, meclofenoxat, metroni-dazol, mistellectine, taurolidine and trimethoprim formulations.

    The Kollidon® portfolio of various PVP grades sets new standards in quality, purity and patient safety.
    Consistently high quality for reliable performance and formulation stability
    Suitable for oxygen-sensitive APIs – opening the door for new applications
    The original PVP from the industry’s most experienced team
    Cutting-edge PeroXeal™ packaging concept for greater stability

    In the area of Instant & Modified release, Kollidon® 12 PF and Kollidon® 17 PF serve as pore former in solid oral dosage forms with sustained release, and allow viscosity enhancement in oral liquid & oral semi-solid dosage forms.


    • Solubilizing agent
    • Dispersant
    • Crystallisation inhibitor
    • Pore former in solid oral dosage forms
    • Viscosity enhancement in oral liquid & oral semi-solid dosage forms

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