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Watson’s EZ-Press™ line of directly compressible sweeteners is designed for use in the dietary supplement industry for the production of high quality chewable and smooth melt supplement tablets. The EZ-Press™ line of sweeteners has been carefully formulated and produced under controlled conditions to promote exceptional flow of product in the hopper and uniform fill in the dies. The cohesive properties of EZ-Press™ Sweeteners result in firm tablets and minimized friability. Tablets manufactured with Watson’s EZ-Press™ line of sweeteners exhibit good disintegration properties and uniform dosage.

Watson’s EZ-Press™ line of sweeteners includes individual directly compressible sweeteners, customized combination blends of sweeteners, drum-to-hopper chewable bases, and quick dissolve bases.

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Watson’s line of individual sweeteners includes:

Watson’s in-house innovation and product development groups work with customers to develop formulations to suit each customer’s unique process and end product goals. The list of individual sweeteners provided above is not exhaustive. Please ask about additional sweeteners or custom sweetener formulations.

Sweetner Name

EZ-PressDextrose DC

EZ-Press™ Fructose DC

EZ-PressMannitol DC

EZ-PressSorbitol DC

EZ-PressSucrose DC

EZ-PressXylitol DC

Calories/ Gram 4 4 1.6 2.6 4 2.4
SweetnessIndex 0.75 1.7 0.5 0.55 1 1
Glycemic Index (GI) 100 23 2 4 65 12
Carr’s Index 16.1 17.6 18.6 17.5 18.8 15.6
Mean Particle Size 220 micron 340 micron 270 micron 260 micron 250 micron 1.19 micron
Applications Chewable TabletsHelps mask bitter notes from other ingredients Chewable Tablets Quick DissolveSmooth DissolveEffervescent TabletsChewable TabletsMintsLow GI may make Mannitol suitable for a diabetic diet. Chewable TabletsEffervescent TabletsChewable TabletsMintsLow GI may make Sorbitol suitable for a diabetic diet. Chewable tablets Quick DissolveSmooth DissolveEffervescent TabletsChewable TabletsMintsLow GI may make Xylitol suitable for a diabetic diet.
General Information Clean, cool tasteDextrose, also known as glucose, is a monomer of a natural starch polymer Very Good FlavorFructose is a simple sugar that is found in fruit and vegetables. It is one of three monosaccharaides found in nature. Good FlavorMannitol is a sugar alcohol (polyol).Strong Cooling Effect – refreshing sensation when paired with mintWill not contribute toward tooth decay.Can be used in veterinary medicine. Good FlavorSorbitol is a sugar alcohol (polyol).Strong Cooling Effect – refreshing sensation when paired with mint.Will not contribute toward tooth decay. Great flavorSucrose also called saccharose, and is the standard table sugar used in most homes.It is a disaccharide. Each molecule of sucrose is made up of one molecule of fructose and one molecule of glucose, linked by glycosidic linkage. Good FlavorSolubilizes readily in the mouthXylitol is a sugar alcohol (polyol).Strong Cooling Effect – refreshing sensation when paired with mint.Will not contribute toward tooth decay.

Ideal requirements for direct compression

Ideal requirements Previous Challenge Advantages of EZ-PressTM Material
Flowability Segregation Excellent content uniformity
Compressibility High Compression Force Needed Less wear and tear on punches
Dilution potential Lack of uniformity Faster dissolution
Controlled particle size Lack of reproducibility Reproducible results

Role of DC Sweeteners in Direct Compression Tableting:

  • Promotes flow of product in the hopper and uniform fill in the dies.
  • Promotes uniform weights.
  • Cohesive properties promote firm tablets and minimizes friability.
  • Promotes uniform dosage in tablets.
  • Good disintegration properties in finished tablets.

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