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Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone is a cross-linked plastic made from vinylpyrrolidone building blocks. The substance consists of a mixture of cross-linked chains of different lengths of polymerized mono-N-vinylpyrrolidone homologues. The substance is insoluble in water and all organic solvents. It is strongly hygroscopic.
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Medically, the substance serves as a disintegration accelerator in tablets.
Cosmetics: Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone is used in various cosmetics. used in various shampoos.
In food technology, the substance is used to clarify and stabilize wine and beer (in accordance with the German purity law) (E 1202). Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone not only binds off-flavours and harmful substances but also unwanted polyphenols which can cause opacity. PVPP is then largely filtered out again. Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone is also used as a carrier for food supplements and sweetener tablets.
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Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone does not play a significant role in allergology. It is considered harmless from a food safety point of view.