Pharmaceutical Film coating
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  • The coating of solid pharmaceutical dosage forms began in the ninth century B.C., with the Egyptians.
  • At that time the primary solid dosage form was the pill, a hand-shaped spherical mass containing drug, sugar, and other diluents. A variety of materials were used to coat pills, such as talc, gelatin, and sugar.
  • Gold and silver were also used.
  • The candy-making industry was the first to develop and enhance the art of coating. It is most likely that the pharmaceutical industry adopted sugar coating technology for its own use.
  • The first sugar-coated pills produced in the United States came out of Philadelphia in 1856.
  • Coatings resistant to enteric or gastric fluids were developed in the 1880s. In 1953 the first compression-coated tablet was introduced, and in 1954 the first film-coated tablet was marketed.
  • There are many reasons for coating tablets; some aesthetic, some functional.
  • One important reason is to enhance drug stability; that is, to protect the drug from oxygen, moisture, and light, the three key causes of drug degradation. Coating can also be used to separate reactive components in a tablet formula.Another important reason for tablet coating is identification.
  • Tablet coatings may take on a variety of colors. A coated tablet may also be imprinted with a symbol or word. In the case of the film-coated tablet, the tablet core may be embossed with a symbol or word that remains visible after the coating process.
  • The coating is used to uniquely identify a branded product.
  • Tablet coating is done for aesthetic reasons as well. Often the appearance of the tablet core is mottled or otherwise unattractive. Coating masks this. Many times, too, the drug itself has a bitter taste.
  • Coating masks this as well. Tablet coating can also be used to control the duration and site of drug release. Overall, tablet  coating, through an additional step in the manufacturing process, is often vital.
  • Tablet coating is perhaps one of the oldest pharmaceutical processes still in existence.
  • A film coating is a thin polymer-based coat applied to a solid dosage form such as a tablet, granule or other particle.
  • The thickness of such a coating is usually between 20 and 100 μm. Under close examination the film structure.
  • To maximize the efficiency of the coating application process, high-solids loadings are desirable. By reducing the coating time using high-solids formulations, productivity is increased and overall manufacturing costs are reduced.
  • Aquarius Preferred film coating systems are state-of-the-art immediate-release coatings, which have been scientifically formulated with careful polymer selection.
  • Clear advantages in film coating process productivity are seen with high-solids suspensions.
  • The coating system to be increased significantly with viscosities in the range of 100–300 cP.


  • Characterization of intact pharamaceutical flim-coated tablets by microdiffractometry
  • Pharmaceutical Film-Coating Technology
  • Pharmaceutical Tablet
  • preparation and in vitro characteristics of tablet cores coated with albizia
  • Syloid® FP Silicas in Pharmaceutical Film Coatings


  • A Novel Approach in the Assessment of Polymeric Film Formation and Film Adhesion on Different Pharmaceutical Solid Substrates
  • A comparison of delayed release film coating systems for pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Polymer blends for controlled release coatings
  • Roughness Model for Adhesion Testing of Pharmaceutical Coating Materials
  • Pharmaceutical Technology


  • BGB Series Lab Film Coating Machine


  • Evaluation of a Film Coating that Produces Enhanced Tablet-to-Tablet Film Uniformity
  • Film coating system for Pharmaceuticals
  • Product Overview


  • Film coating
  • Coating for pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Enteric coated pharmaceutical compositions
  • Method for coating   pharmaceutical formulation
  • Pharmaceutical elastomeric coating


  • Advances in Pharmaceutical Coatings
  • Pharmaceutical excipients and tablet coating system
  • Continuous tablet coaters
  • Applications of process thermodynamics in pharmaceutical coating
  • Application of Raman
    Spectroscopy for Quantitative
    In-Line Monitoring of Tablet


  • Supplier List


  • Compression behaviour and enteric film coating properties of cellulose Easters
  • Influence of film coating formulations on process time and CO2 emissions
  • Studies in optimization of Aqueous Film Coating parameters
  • Tablet coating techniques
  • Terahertz In-Line Sensor for Direct Coating Thickness
    Measurement of Individual Tablets During Film oating
    in Real-Time
  • Ashland-From matrix to film coating

Equipment Suppliers

  • Equipment Supplier1 from China
  • Equipment Supplier2 from China
  • Equipment Supplier3 from China

Company Profile

  • Company from India
  • Company from America
  • Company from Hyderabad
  • Company from Maharashtra
  • Company1 from Mumbai
  • Company2 from Mumbai


  • Cefpodoxime film coated tablets cefpodoxime proxetil
  • Debunica film coated tablets
  • Ibunin film coated tablets
  • Riluzole sun film coated tablets
  • Valsartan film coated tablets
  • cenesid film coated tablets
  • Desorex Film coated tablets
  • Ibuprofen alchemia film coated tablets
  • Sildenafil film coated tablets
  • Zynthia film coated tablets
  • Ciprofloxacin film coated tablets
  • Entacapone niche film coated tablets
  • Levocetirizine dihydrochloride film coated tablets
  • Telmisartan egis Film coated tablets


  • Donepezil hydrochloride film coated tablets
  • Azithromycin Film-Coated Tablets
  • Gabapentin Tablets
  • Sertraline hydrochloride film coated tablets
  • Benproperine Phosphate Film-Coated Tablets
  • Nicergoline Film-Coated Tablets
  • Trimebutine Maleate Film-coated Tablets
  • Cetirizine HCl Film Coated Tablets
  • Axitinib Film Coated Tablets
  • Varenicline tartrate tablets
  • Maraviroc Film-Coated Tablets


  • Coating System performance
  • Coating process of Thai Coater
  • Film Coating with
    Aqueous Latex Dispersions
  • Monitoring the Film Coating Unit Operation and Predicting Drug Dissolution Using Terahertz Pulsed Imaging
  • Novel formulation and processing aspects for compression-coated tablets and for the compression of polymer-coated multiparticulates
  • Optimization of Coating Formula and Critical Process Parameter for Aqueous Film Coating of Tablet


  • The effect of core design and formulation on the quality of film coated tablets
  • Effects of film coating thickness and drug layer uniformity on in vitro drug
    release from sustained-release coated pellets

Data sheet

  • Ciproxin data sheet
  • Avelox data sheet
  • Copegus data sheet
  • Data sheet for Galvus Met
  • Arrow -Ropinirole data sheet
  • XEFO tablet data sheet
  • Xeloda data sheet



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