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Cytec Industries

We are a premier supplier of specialty surfactants used in pharmaceuticals, and many industrial markets such as adhesives and paints. Our extensive product portfolio offers practical, yet innovative solutions for specific formulation and development challenges. From their unique understanding of the needs and technical challenges of the pharmaceutical industry, our experienced team of scientists ensures every engagement enables us to offer our customers insights on how to use our specialty additives to achieve optimum end products.


With our over 50-year heritage in sulfosuccinate surfactant technology, Cytec is a global leader in specialty surfactant research, product development and applications to ensure they provide the highest quality and consistency available in the market today.

  • We are the world’s leading supplier of Docusate sodium (DSS), a versatile and highly effective and efficient pharmaceutical grade surfactant.
  • Cytec’s Docusate sodium pharmaceutical grade surfactants are manufactured under current Goods Manufactured Products (cGMP) and US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) conditions,
  • Meets United States and European pharmacopeias.
  • Cytec manufactures docusate sodium at our FDA approved cGMP facility in Willow Island, West Virginia.
  • We are the holder of USA Drug Master File (DMF), No. 3235
  • We have submitted an application for a certificate of suitability (CEP) to the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM).


We are positioned to quickly adapt to our evolving environment, industry requirements and the dynamics of a global economy. Our mission is to develop and deliver a continuous stream of new technology to help overcome the most challenging problems. Our competency in delivering new technology to meet the biggest challenges in our target markets is the common thread and is at the core of what we do. We deliver product on time, on specification, and with all the business processes that go along with creating a great customer experience.

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Maureen Mackay
Specialty Additives Global Marketing Manager
Office: +44 1925 817313
Mobile: +44 7810 568012
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Docusate – A Highly Effective Pharmaceutical Excipient

Docusate sodium has been used as a pharmaceutical grade excipient as it has proven effective in various formulations, such as a dispersing agent for tablet manufacture, liquid or gel suspensions, effervescing tablets and as an emulsifier for creams and gels. Docusate sodium gives a low order of toxicity and is stable and compatible with a wide range of pharmacologically active drugs.

Docusate sodium is also as a powerful solubilizing agent, helping the formulation of poorly soluble active ingredients (APIs). Many new APIs (reported to be 40-70%) have a poor aqueous solubility leading to reduced bioavailability. Reduced bioavailability has an efficacy and financial consequence, as patients are not receiving the benefits of the medication and companies are…

Docusate Sodium

Cytec Specialty Additives is the premier manufacturer of Docusate Sodium a pharmaceutical grade surfactants used as both an excipient and active pharmaceutical ingredient.

Cytec is the world's leading manufacturer of Docusate sodium (DSS), a versatile and highly effective and efficient pharmaceutical grade surfactant. Cytec's Docusate is often used as an exicipient in pharmaceutical production processes where it acts as a solubilizing agent for poorly soluble API's as well as a dispersing and emulsifying agent. It is also used…
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