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E464 - Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose

Additives: E464 - Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose

Functions: Emulsifier, Stabilizer, Thickener

Hypromellose -INN-, short for hydroxypropyl methylcellulose -HPMC-, is a semisynthetic, inert, viscoelastic polymer used as eye drops, as well as an excipient and controlled-delivery component in oral medicaments, found in a variety of commercial products.As a food additive, hypromellose is an emulsifier, thickening and suspending agent, and an alternative to animal gelatin. Its Codex Alimentarius code -E number- is E464. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Safety of a change in specifications for the food additive hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose -E 464- (2015-05-05)

Names: Hydroxypropylméthylcellulose, Hypromellose, Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, HPMC, Cellulose hydroxypropyl methyl ether, Methylhydroxypropylcellulosum

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