Excipients for Drug Formulation

Softgel Coatings

Customized solutions for the effective coatings of softgels to provide enteric, sustained release and moisture protection functionality

Functional coating is one way of modifying drug release from the softgel. In many cases the drug product needs to protected from acid attack in the stomach and enteric release coatings provide protection from this occurring. Also, sustained release coatings can provide a multitude of modified release drug profiles for the softgel. The moisture barrier coating can provide long term stability for moisture sensitive APIs. BASF has a comprehensive portfolio of coating solutions to provide these functionalities. Our technical experts can help customize formulations and coating processes for your particular product needs.


  • Global network of experts in softgel coatings
  • Comprehensive portfolio of coating solutions for enteric and sustained release and moisture protection
  • Technical and application service to develop coating formulation and process for successful commercialization

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