Hs code 29054400

Sorbitol, less commonly known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol with a sweet taste which the human body metabolizes slowly. It can be obtained by reduction of glucose, which changes the converted aldehyde group to a primary alcohol group.

Formula: C6H14O6
Molar mass: 182.17 g/mol
IUPAC ID: (2S,3R,4R,5R)-Hexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexol
Density: 1.49 g/cm³
Melting point: 95 °C
Classification: Sugar alcohol

Sorbitol available in Liquid and Powder

Our crystalline sorbitol is a unique excipient for the direct compression of tablets. Sorbitol has excellent flow properties, assuring uniform mixing and a constant tablet weight. Special grades of sorbitol powder have been specifically developed with respect to particle size distribution, flow Properties and minimization of compression force needed for direct compression applications.

Sorbitol’s bulk sweetness, non-reactivity and compatibility with active ingredients make it an ideal carrier in pharmaceutical formulations to improve taste, body and mouthfeel.


Sorbidex NC (non-crystallizing)

Sorbidex C (crystallizing)


Taste masking agent
Non-cariogenic sweetening agent
Anti-crystallizing agent
Bodying agent
Bulking agent


Solid dosage forms
Plasticizer in gelatin capsules
Liquid dosage forms:
Bulking agent for sugar-free solutions and syrups
Non-cariogenic sweetening agent
Anti-crystallizing agent
Stabilizer for drugs and vitamins in suspensions
Medicated confectionery
Medicated chewing gum
Topical preparations
Emollient and humectant in creams and emulsions

Sorbitol Powders

Sorbidex P (compressible powder)

Sorbidex S (powder)


Sweetening agent
Compatible with most actives
Good compressibility and excellent workability on high speed tabletting equipment
Solid dosage forms
Diluent in tablet, capsule and powder formulations (wet granulation)
Sweetening agent in tablets and sachets
Plasticizer for gelatin capsules
Medicated confectionery
Medicated chewing gum