New binder for clean label tablet formulation

17 June 2019

New binder for clean label tablet formulation

Ribus releases Nu-BIND as an alternative to synthetic and plasticised binders

RIBUS Inc. internationally launched its latest clean label excipient for tablets, Nu-BIND, at Vitafoods in Geneva. Nu-BIND is RIBUS’ sixth product launched as part of its clean label portfolio. RIBUS ingredients work as alternatives and functional solutions for conventional and certified organic products to improve production efficiencies and allow for clean label declarations.


Natural alternative to synthetic and plasticised binders

Nu-BIND is designed to act as a natural alternative to synthetic and plasticised binders, making the production of certified organic tablets possible. Nu-BIND will remove a major hurdle facing many natural and organic supplement companies wishing to make “clean label claims” and enable the $1.2 billion organic supplement industry to expand even further. The make-up of Nu-BIND includes guar gum, gum arabic, agave fiber, rice hulls and agave syrup to work as a binder. Nu-BIND will take the place of these synthetic ingredients previously considered vital in making dietary supplements: Hydroxy-Propyl-Cellulose (HPC), Polyvinyl-Pyrrolidone (PVP), Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC), Polyethylene Glycol (PEG), pregelatinised starch and gelatin. Nu-BIND is available as a conventional or organic ingredient.


“Excipients have become the primary barriers for companies with supplements seeking clean labels for both organic and conventional products,” said Steve Peirce, president of RIBUS. “We are thrilled to launch Nu-BIND as a clean label binding solution for conventional or certified organic tablet production. It is a critical addition to our robust clean label portfolio for companies who are seeking clean label alternatives in the production process.”


Ribus’ organic line

Nu-BIND is the latest ingredient to join RIBUS’ certified organic product line allowing for a clean label declaration including:


  • Nu-MAG, a binder and alternative to magnesium stearate.
  • Nu-FLOW, an alternative to anti-caking agents including silicon dioxide, tri-calcium phosphate or talc.
  • Nu-RICE, a patented hypoallergenic extract from rice bran that serves as a hydration aid.
  • Nu-BAKE, a patented hypoallergenic and gluten-free extract from rice bran that delivers multiple functionalities to improve baking products.
  • Nu-FLAC, a plating substrate for flavours and colours.


Companies around the world know RIBUS as the original clean label ingredient company that supplies natural and organic rice-based ingredients. RIBUS produces non-GMO, natural, organic, vegan and gluten-free ingredients for the food, beverage, pet and dietary supplement sectors. Its patented technology and ingredients are designed to help solve production issues while bringing innovation and clean labels to a wide variety of products.


“Regulations and global consumer demands have fuelled actions resulting in manufacturers around the world reformulating or creating new clean label products,” said Peirce. “We are helping companies make their organic and non-GMO claims a reality, while fixing a major barrier to getting cleaner products on the market and to consumers.”


Contact Alsiano for more information about Nu-BIND and other RIBUS ingredients.

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