Methacrylic acid ethyl acrylate copolymer also just named Methacrylic Acid Copolymer (MAC) is a white powder with a pH above 5.5. used in capsules and tablets as a film-coating agent and tablet binder.
Methacrylic Acid Copolymer protects the active ingredients against the gastric fluids and provides a pH dependent release of the active substances. Pharma Nord uses it in the preparation Bio-Garlic for fast dissolution and controlled release in the small intestine eliminating any problems with the strong smell of garlic.
Methacrylic acid ethyl acrylate copolymer has E number 1206. It is generally regarded as a nontoxic and non-irritant coating material.