Sugar Spheres


Project at a Glance
  • Sugar spheres are a widely used excipient for sustained-release pellet formulations. Sugar spheres (also called neutral pellets, nonpareil seeds, microgranules or sugar beads) are produced, preferably using a layered sugar coating structure. The result is sugar spheres with sufficient mechanical stability for further processing.
  • The ideally rounded sugar spheres classed in closely graduated particle sizes are then coated with the active substance and sustained release additives. With suitable additives, pellets can be made into tablets, or used to fill capsules. The round shape is ideal for uniform coating. Pellets are good for automatic dosing.
  • Sugar spheres and cellulose spheres  pharmaceutical samples of similar size distributions were also measured using the Image Processing and Sphere Recognition. The reconstructions for sugar spheres and cellulose spheres (Celphere) had a similar appearance with that of glass spheres.
  • The techniques used in the pharmaceutical industry to make tablets and lozenges are essentially the same as those used in the confectionery industry. Sugar and sugar based products, e.g. Liquid sugar and inverts, can be used to provide different functions in the tabulating  process. Sugar spheres are produced by traditional panning/coating techniques found in the confectionery industry.


  • About Sugar Spheres
  • Neutral Pellets for controlled-release Formulations
  • Excipient for oral pellet medications

Product Information

  • Product of Italy
  • Products of India
  • Monograph
  • Drug master file
  • Sugar sphere ranges
  • Product data sheet


  • Process details - controlled release pellets
  • The fluid-bed process
  • Fluid Bed Coating
  • Centrifugal Granulating Process for Preparing Drug-Layered Pellets Based on Microcrystalline Cellulose
  • Beads
  • Modified Release of Coated Sugar Spheres Using Drug- Containing Polymeric Dispersions


  • Spray coating on sugar beads
  • Particle & Coating Technology
  • Compacted Granular System
  • Continuous Technologies
  • Dry powder layering technology
  • Pharmaceutical Powder Technology
  • Fast dissolving dosage forms


  • Pellet Formulation
  • Sugar Dispenser
  • Fiber spheres

Project Information

  • Granules & Pellets - technologies
  • Technology & equipment supplier
  • Project Engineering & Consulting
  • Coating Systems
  • Lab System
  • Process equipment
  • Modular fluid bed equipments supplier
  • Technology development & transfer
  • Technology Training Centre

Company Profile

  • Company & Products
  • Company & Facilities
  • Company - expertise
  • Company - Microbeads
  • Company - certification
  • Company - technology

Market & Applications

  • Growing Demand
  • Shipments Data
  • Uses of Sucrose
  • Manufacturers
  • Gelatine in
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Applications.
  • Pills for homeopathic applications
  • Uses - food processing
  • Sugar pellet dispenser
  • Regulations - Quality
  • Pharmaceutical Expo
  • Distributor
  • Company - Buyer