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    Film formers for solid oral dosage forms – functional solutions from BASF

    Film formers are used in the formulation process to apply a coating layer to provide a range of functionalities: from attractive colored instant-release coatings to robust taste-masking solutions. BASF offers a full range of highly efficient film formers for all dosage forms.

    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 film forming excipients for a variety of formulation challenges – from attractively colored instant-release coatings to robust taste-masking solutions. We understand that in today’s intensely competitive markets, efficient manufacturing is a must. Our Kollicoat® products were developed with streamlined processing in mind. All of these polymers can easily and quickly be dispersed in water – without lumps, unpleasant odors or organic solvents.

    With our film formers, you are set to achieve your goals
    Smart design for cutting–edge performance
    Safe and easy handling and processing
    Committed to reliable supply and support
    Designed to be safe

    Patient safety is our utmost priority. All of our Kollicoat® products have undergone extensive testing, and have been approved by the relevant regulatory bodies. Furthermore, almost all of our pharmaceutical excipients are already being used in end products around the world.

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    Release control: polyvinyl acetate polymer

    Controlled release (CR) has been a subject of continued interest, and the pharma industry is taking a closer look into release profiles of drugs because of risk factors associated with early release (dose dumping) before being delivered to intended sites to achieve the desired efficacy, and to overcome toxicity and drug abuse issues. The latter has become more challenging, especially in controlled delivery of opioids in pain management. Nonetheless, the former one is also poorly understood because of complexity associated with the mechanism of controlled release from a particular dosage.


    How to Solve Softgel Coating Challenges

    In this webcast, pharmaceutical scientists and formulators will learn about key aspects of successful softgel coating processes.


    Kollicoat® - Designed to be safe

    The coating polymer portfolio for today’s and future formulation challenges.

    Application Guide

    Kollicoat® Grades - Functional Polymers for the Pharmaceutical Industry

    This book is intended for all persons in the pharmaceutical industry working with solid drugs.

    Product Overview

    Focusing on your needs with platform solutions

    This brochure presents an overview of our leading-edge products, grouped in the following platforms: Instant and Modified Release, Solubilization, Skin Delivery and Softgels.