Clean Label Solutions

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Clean Label Ingredients

Film coating and tableting compounds for solid oral dosage forms. Free of titanium dioxide, silicon dioxide, talc, magnesium stearate, stearic acid, synthetic colors etc …

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In general, Clean Label is a consumer driven movement, demanding a return to real food and transparency through authenticity. For nutritional supplements, this means that they should contain natural, familiar, simple ingredients that are easy to recognize, understand and pronounce.

BIOGRUND is glad to support you in the reformulation of existing formulations and new developments to replace ingredients that are undesired.

From the beginning, we are a member of the Clean Label Alliance, which was developed out of the increasing demand from consumers for cleaner labels on dietary supplements. Savy consumers have made the connection between food as nutrition and dietary supplements as nutrition, and desire the same clean label as they have for food with dietary supplements.

However, as dietary supplement makers transition to clean labels, some are experiencing production challenges. Leaders withi the dietary supplement industry joined forces to collectively serve producers seeking to develop or transition to clean label by providing support and problem-solving solutions. The purpose of the Clean Label Alliance is to offer assistance and guidance to dietary supplement companies by providing top-of-the-line resources and solutions to efficiently produce clean label supplements.

BIOGRUND offers tailor-made solutions for your clean label formulation needs.

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Clean Label

Film Coating

NutraPolish® Organic
natural & organic certification

For an improvement in appearance and finish of nutritional supplements (such as extracts, minerals or vitamins). Certified with EU-label for organic food.
Replacement of: Polymers, talc, titanium dioxide, synthetic plasticizers.

The ready to use coating formulation for solid oral dosage forms provides a simple and fast aqueous preparation of the powder compound and easy application of the suspensions. For an immediate release profile. Coated tablets improve the packaging process because of better slip and no more dust formation. The organic and natural formulas will support your clean labeling strategies (e.g. Non-GMO, Non-Allergen, EU-label for organic food). The clear coating gives your product more brilliance and facilitates a better swallowability. For a more glossy tablet surface.


  • Bio-certified and natural formulation that supports your clean-label strategy (e.g. non-GMO, non-allergen, EU organic food label).
  • The clear film coating gives your product more brilliance.
  • For better swallowability of the tablet.
  • Improves the packaging process (better slip, less dust).
  • Enhances the appearance of supplements (shiny surface).
  • Suitable for dietary supplements such as extracts, vitamins or minerals.
Quality: F *

Natural colored, free of titanium dioxide (TiO2)

A wirde range of natural colored AquaPolish® film coating formulations without titanium dioxide and iron oxides are available.
Results of light stability studies approved that the measured color deviations to the reference tablet (not exposed to sunlight) are within our specification of ΔE < 3.50. Formulated with substitutes for whitening, it is possible to replace TiO2 without losing the usual opacity and brightness on your product. Also free of talc, synthetic polymers and colors.


  • HPMC-based film coating for fast-dissolving tablets.
  • Reliable protection for tablet cores.
  • Improves the appearance of the tablet surface.
  • Customized colors that enhance your brand identity. Without synthetic dyes and iron oxides. Light stable, natural colors.
  • Improves the packaging process (better slip, less dust).
  • White formulations without TiO₂
  • Achieves a smooth film layer, which facilitates the swallowability
Quality: F *


CompactCel® natural
Dry binder, free of synthetics

Based on fine selected natural ingredients, this dry binder premix for direct compression supports clean label strategies for nutritional products. By using this premix compound, typical tableting ingredients like Hydroxypropyl cellulose or Plyvinylpyrrolidone can be replaced in the core formulation.

  • Immediate release film coating with moisture barrier effect to prevent solid dosage forms from taking up humidity.
  • Highly flexible
  • For a smooth tablet surface and a cost efficient manufacturing process.
  • film-forming polymer used in the formulation also achieves good taste masking features and enables a robust processing
Quality: F *

CompactCel® organic
Dry binder, free of synthetics

The organic dry binder is certified with the EU- and US-label for organic food and is therefore excellent suited for organic nutritional supplements. The mix of selected organic ingredients increases the hardness and improves the friability of the tablet as well as the compaction. BIOGRUND recommends using 2-5% within the core formulation to achieve best results in direct compression processes. With CompactCel®it is possible to produce direct compressed tablets containing excipients and a high content of active ingredients (which are normally incompressible) in one step. A wet granulation step to isolate the active ingredient with an excipients is in most cases not needed.

Quality: F *

Tableting & Capsule filling

CompactCel® LUB

The easy-to-use powder premix of natural ingredients decreases friction at the interface between tablet and die wall, reduces wear on punches and prevents sticking to punch faces. By eliminating magnesium stearate, which is often the cause of many problems with solid oral dosage forms, undesirable side effects can be reduced to a minimum.
It can also be used as an alternative to stearic acid. The compound provides a good lubrication without influencing the requirements of the tablet. A fluent compression process will be achieved.

Also for the filling and closing of hard gelatin capsules it acts as an excellent lubricant to achieve a smooth filling process.

Quality: F *

CompactCel® FLO
Flow aid, glidant, replacement of silicon dioxide

A separating agent which loosens up powder mixtures and improves their flowability. It replaces synthetic ingredients like silicon dioxide – for a consumer friendly label.
CompactCel® FLO provides a clean funnel flow of the powder mass to be processed during both tableting process and capsule filling. A formation of bridge during flow from hopper can be avoided.

Quality: F *

The impact of CompactCel® FLO on powder flowability (Angle of repose) of MCC 102 was studied. The measured parameter clearly showed the effects of CompactCel® FLO on the powder cohesivity. It is comparable with the effect of silicon dioxide.

CompactCel® DIS
A super-disintegrant formulated with only Clean Label ingredients

CompactCel® DIS is a natural/organic super-disintegrant which enables a rapid break-up of solid dosage forms when they come into contact with moisture.
The super-disintegrant premix is formulated with ingredients which comply with current Clean Label Standards. It provides an alternative to synthetic super-disintegrants, such as crosslinked polymers, crosscarmellose sodium or sodium starch glycolate.

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Quality: F *

BIOGRUND is member of the Clean Label Alliance

Take a look at the website of the Clean Label Alliance to find out more about “Your lifeline for a clean product line.”


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