The optimal formulation of the suppository dosage form requires ingredients, in which the active can be dissolved or suspended, and ingredients that also meet a specific set of melting point requirements for both manufacturing unit operations and active release upon delivery of the suppository.  ABITEC’s functional suppository ingredients are designed to meet simultaneously the manufacturing, carrier, and release requirements of suppository dosage forms.

ABITEC's hydrogenated vegetable oils are refined, bleached, and deodorized. They are typically inert towards active ingredients. These functional lipids are ideal for the manufacture of suppositories due to their unique melt properties and excellent stability. They offer excellent mold-release functionality and can be used as a replacement to cocoa butter where their smooth texture and narrow melting range are essential.

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Sterotex hydrogenated vegetable oils have numerous applications in the pharmaceutical industry including lubrication, dry binding, sustained-release, and more!  Their lubricating properties are ideal for use in suppository applications.

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number
Sterotex HM Hydrogenated Soybean Oil 8016-70-4
Sterotex K, NF Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (soybean & castor) 8016-70-4,
Sterotex NF Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil  68334-00-9



Hydro~Kote hydrogenated vegetable oils are refined, bleached, and deodorized. Their properties make them very useful for formulating and manufacturing suppository dosage forms for the pharmaceutical industry. They are also a great replacement for cocoa butter where texture and narrow melting range characteristics are essential!

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number
Hydro~Kote 112 Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil and soy lecithin 68334-28-1
Hydro~Kote C Hydrogenated Cottenseed Oil 68334-00-9
Hydro~Kote M Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil and soy lecithin 68334-28-1



BBS-C is a partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean & cottonseed) with superior creaming properties and resistance to oxidation.

Product Name Chemical Name CAS Number
BBS-C Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, or Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil 8016-70-4,


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oral   topical & transdermal   ophthalmic

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