Patent Number: 6,254,892

Title: Pellet formulations

Abstract: The invention concerns chemical compositions in the form of pellets which disintegrate quickly and efficiently in aqueous media and a method of producing the pellets. Such pellets comprise (a) at least one constituent with pharmaceutical, agrochemical, water treatment, water softening, fabric softening or detergency activity; (b) at least one disintegration agent comprising one or more crosslinked polyacrylate water absorbent polymers with a gel-formation time of 30 seconds or less and (c) at least one water transport agent to transport water into the pellet when the pellet contacts water.

Inventors: Duccini; Yves (Beauvais, FR), Tatin; Johan (Compiegne, FR), Gauthier; Francois (Verneuil en Halatte, FR)

Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company

International Classification: A61K 9/20 (20060101); C11D 3/22 (20060101); C11D 17/00 (20060101); C11D 3/37 (20060101); A61K 009/16 (); A61K 009/14 (); A61K 047/32 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018