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Plasticizers for coating formulations – functional solutions from BASF

In pharmaceutical coatings, plasticizers are used to allow initial film forming and to achieve the right amount of film flexibility to avoid cracking and peel-off. We offer you a comprehensive selection of pharma plasticizers with trusted functional performance.

Plasticizers are a common requirement for many pharmaceutical coatings. Except for 3rd-generation coating polymers like Kollicoat® IR, where the plasticizer is already integrated into the molecule structure, a plasticizer is added to the coating spray formulation to achieve the right film flexibility.

Why plasticizers from BASF?

  • Wide selection for your formulation flexibility
  • Trusted functional performance

Primary targets of plasticizing process

The plasticizing process aims at two primary targets:

  • It prevents cracks in and consequent peel-off of the film during storage, which would harm both its functionality and its appeal to the patient.

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