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    Cross-Linked Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose | Anti-caking agent

    Cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose with E-number 468 is also called cross-linked cellulose gum. In English it is called croscarmellose sodium.

    It is a white to off-white, odourless powder which readily absorbs water. The substance consists of indigestible cellulose fibres from wood or cotton which have been treated in such a way that they form chains which cross each other. As mentioned above, cross-linked sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is not absorbed by the body. It helps to dissolve tablets after ingestion.