Pharmaceutical products


Our starch products for pharmaceutical applications comply with the current regulations of the US Pharmacopeia (USP) and the European Pharmacopeia (Ph. Eur.).

AGRANA offers a range of products for the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Powder for medical latex products
  • Excipients and carrier substances for tablets, pills and sugar-coated tablets (native starches)
  • Maltodextrin, (dried) glucose syrups and dextrose



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Starches provide a (partial) alternative to talc and mica. Starches can

  • absorb sebum,
  • enhance skin feel,
  • and improve the stability of pressed powders.

Corn starch has a similar particle size range to that of mica (2 – 25μm) whereas rice starches are even finer (approx. 8μm) and exhibit an extra ordinary soft-touch. The large surface allows a fine distribution of both functional and active ingredients.


agenasorb 9020


Cross-linked maize (=corn) starch, which does not swell or agglutinate. Sterilizable without lumps.


  • lubricant for dusting of examination and surgery gloves, condoms, etc.


For more in­for­ma­tion about Excipients and pastels please con­tact Food.starch@Remove

For more in­for­ma­tion about Powder and Agenasorb Please contact cosmetics@Remove