Columbus, OH – July 13, 2015 – ABITEC Corporation launches two functional lipid excipients that will dramatically enhance transdermal drug delivery systems.

ABITEC’s R&D delivers two transformative lipid excipients that will make a dramatic contribution to the bioavailability of transdermal drug therapies. Created to aid absorption in topical applications, these lipid excipients will make a valuable impact for commercial customers and their end users.

Rick Kettinger, Global Business Unit Director – Pharmaceuticals – Human & Veterinary of ABITEC said, “We are very excited about the addition of these lipid excipients to our growing topical and transdermal portfolio. We strive to increase our customer’s formulating options, with high-quality products and superior technical expertise.”

Technical highlights include:

Capmul® PG-8-70 NF and Captex® 170 EP

Capmul PG-8-70 NF is propylene glycol mono and diesters of caprylic acid and conforms to the USP NF monograph for Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate, type I. This product complements the existing ABITEC product, Capmul PG-8 NF, which conforms to the USP NF Monograph for Propylene Glycol Monocaprylate, type II.

Captex 170 EP is an ester prepared from the dehydration of coco fatty alcohols with caprylic and capric acids. Captex 170 EP is an excellent dispersant for APIs, sunblock, and pigments; making it highly functional in topical applications.

These products function in emulsion based systems to enhance an API’s bioavailability, acting as penetration enhancers in transdermal drug delivery systems. In addition, Capmul PG-8-70 NF may function as a carrier in soft and hard gelatin capsules.

Product Name

Chemical Name


Application / Functionality

Capmul PG-8-70 NF Propylene glycol monocaprylate Clear liquid Bioavailability enhancer, Carrier, Penetration enhancers (transdermal), Solvent
Captex 170 EP Caprylic/capric acid ester of saturated fatty alcohol C12-C18 Slightly yellowish liquid Carrier, in creams, lotions and other topical formulations; May also enhance translocation of API

About ABITEC Corporation

ABITEC Corporation is part of ABF Ingredients and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, USA, with two manufacturing sites in the Midwest. ABITEC specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of specialty lipid ingredients for use in the pharmaceutical, nutritional, and specialty chemical markets.

In addition, ABITEC offers contract and toll manufacturing services e service for customers looking to develop and manufacture new oleochemical molecules and blend or toll-manufacture an established product.

About ABF Ingredients

ABF Ingredients is a division of Associated British Foods that focuses on high value ingredients for both food and non-food areas and comprises a range of ingredient companies which include AB Enzymes, Ohly, PGP International, and SPI Pharma.

The group has established strong market positions in cereal specialties, enzymes, esters, extruded ingredients, specialty lipids, specialty powders, specialty flours, yeast extracts worldwide.

For further information, please contact:
Amanda Coulter, Manager: Marketing Research & Communications

614-429-6453 | [email protected]