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Colorcon and BASF to collaborate for development of future film coating systems

October 21/2011

(BASF) -- Colorcon, Inc. and BASF have announced a collaboration for the development of future film coating systems using Kollicoat Smartseal 30 D, and a new Colorcon pre-formulated additive.
Colorcon has developed a pre-formulated additive system for use with Kollicoat Smartseal 30D which enables efficient preparation and application of this polymer in taste masking applications. The pre-formulated additive lowers the number of materials to be dispensed by 50% and reduces the preparation time by almost 40%.
 

We have chosen Kollicoat Smartseal 30 D, because it is the best-in-class reverse enteric polymer for taste masking, said Kamlesh Oza, General Manager Film Coating at Colorcon. Kollicoat Smartseal 30 D is the first water-based dispersion having both taste masking and moisture barrier properties. It was developed to simplify and accelerate aqueous film coating operations, and opens new doors for formulating tablet, pellet, and particle coatings. Our collaboration to develop the additive will bring batch-to-batch color consistency, performance, speed and simplicity enabling easy reconstituting of the film former in pharmaceutical coating operations while maintaining functionality.
 

Colorcon is a world leader in the development, supply and support of formulated products for the pharmaceutical and nutritional industries. Its core businesses include film coatings, modified release technologies, functional excipients and tablet design services.


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