Origin: Obtained by depolymerizing cellulose synthesized from α-cellulose precursor.
Overview: Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, anti-caking agent, a fat substitute, an emulsifier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production. The most common form is used in vitamin supplements or tablets.
It is also used in skincare products as an abrasive, absorbent, slip modifier, and opacifying agent.
- Adding texture to products
- Bulking agent
- Slip modifier