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Topical Polymeric Films: Film forming

BASF has a robust portfolio of polymeric film formers to meet a variety of needs.

Topical film forming formulations can have a variety of different objectives and performance criteria including barrier properties, wash and/or sweat resistance, easy wash off, flexibility, etc. While not commonly utilized in topical dermatological products, BASF has explored the application of a variety of coating polymers and found that they can provide a number of desirable topical film forming attributes. Depending on the chemistry these may be formulated into gels, non-aerosol sprays and compatible semi-solid formats.

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Benefits

  • Robust portfolio of polymeric film formers to meet a variety of needs
  • Extensive expertise and understanding of topical products
  • Meets the highest regulatory and quality requirements

BASF has a robust portfolio of polymeric film formers to meet a variety of needs. Examples include:

Kollicoat® MAE 30 DP

Kollicoat® MAE 30 DP yields the most resistant films and could be desirable should the formulator be looking for barrier properties and long term drug delivery or activity on the skin surface.

Kollicoat® MAE 30 DP

Kollicoat® IR

Kollicoat® IR is a good option in aqueous formulations but requires longer dry times. After application the film is highly extensible, flexible and very easily washed off.

Kollicoat® IR

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