Solid oral dosage forms are coated to apply a range of functions: from attractive colored instant-release coatings or robust taste-masking to functional coatings defining enteric or sustained release. BASF offers all major coating types plus as well as plasticizers for your successful coating formulation.
Coating & layering for solid oral dosage forms – a full range of functional solutions
For solid oral dosage forms, film coating has become an integral part of the formulation. Today almost every tablet has at least a colored instant release coat providing both differentiation and basic physical protection from environmental influences. But due to the possiblities highly functional coating polymers provide, film coating often delivers much more. It can protect moisture sensitive active ingredients from humidity or sensitive patients from the unpleasant taste of certain drugs. And when it comes to enteric and sustained release coatings, the applied film takes over a key role in the design of the drug release profile. Here it is the coat that controls where and how fast the active ingredient is released within the body, and reliable functionality is absolutely critical.
At BASF, we are committed to helping pharmaceutical companies develop safe, effective and reliable products. This is why we are proud to stand behind the industry’s leading portfolio of cutting-edge coating excipients. Whether you work with our third generation, instant release polymer Kollicoat® IR with our sustained release design-space creator Kollicoat® SR 30 D or any other of our trusted products – you will always experience reliable functional performance on every tablet.
Furthermore you can use polymers like our multitalent Kollicoat® IR to create innovative drug layers for dose combinations. And of course we also offer complentary functional polymers like plasticizers and pore formers that you require for your coating formulation.