Film Coating Applications

Colorcon offers a wide range of film coating products, all of which can be formulated specifically for your application and regulatory requirements. Whether the desired function for your tablet or multiparticulate dosage is immediate release, enteric release and/or sustained release, we have the film coating technology needed to enhance, protect, or meet the desired release profile.

Why Film Coat

Ensuring the Perfect Finish

A film coating is formed through the application of a thin, even, and continuous film around the surface of a tablet or pill.

Film Coating Products

Color-matched, custom pigmented or non-pigmented pharmaceutical film coatings for solid dose application.

Opadry® QX

The high solids levels and low viscosity ingredients of Opadry QX allow coating across a broad range of process parameters.

Just ASC ™

Achieve peak performance for your process, people, and products, with an annual overview of your production activity and tips for flawless coating.


Opadry - the original, customized, one-step film coating system combining polymer, plasticizer and pigment, in a dry concentrate.


For optimal and validated cleaning of coating equipment OptiClenz™, High Performance Cleaning combines the trusted performance of Dober's Chematic® detergents with Colorcon’s industry and practical application expertise.

Opadry® EZ

Opadry EZ, easy swallow film coating system dramatically improves tablet mobility, reducing sticking in the throat or esophagus.

Opadry® II

Opadry II offers shorter process times and a superior film finish.

Opadry® TF

Opadry TiO2 Free Film Coatings meets the current market concerns on the use of TiO2. Colorcon provides a range of alternative formulations using non-synthetic (natural) colorants is now available.

Opadry® SGR

Opadry SGR is a high gloss, aqueous sugar film coating system that connects the art of conventional sugar coating with the science and automation of film coating.

Opadry® fx™

Imparts a pearlescent and lustrous finish to create a unique tablet appearance for a higher level of brand differentiation.

Opadry® amb II

Opadry amb II delivers the perfect balance of high productivity, low impurity levels and a superior tablet finish.


Acryl-EZE®, aqueous enteric systems are a range of fully formulated, high performance coatings that provide pH targeted resistance.


Opalux is an opaque, aqueous, color dispersion in a concentrate of sucrose syrup, designed to produce an elegant finished product.

Opadry® Enteric

Opadry Enteric is a platform of fully formulated delayed release coating systems suitable for application by organic or hydro-alcoholic processing techniques.


Sureteric® from Colorcon

Designed as an alternative to acrylic polymer systems Sureteric is a blended combination of phthalavin enteric coating polymer (PVAP), plasticizers and other ingredients in a completely optimized dry powder formulation.


Surelease is a complete, sustained release, aqueous coating system utilizing ethylcellulose as the rate controlling polymer for drug release.

Corelease CA™

Corelease CA™ is the first one-step semipermeable membrane designed to ensure consistent release from osmotic pump tablets.

Corelease EC™

Corelease EC™ ethylcellulose organic coating is a controlled release film coating product, designed for solvent application to multiparticulates and tablets.


ETHOCEL™ products are water-insoluble polymers approved for global pharmaceutical applications and used in extended release solid dosage formulations.


ETHOCEL™ HP is an innovative new product from IFF designed for dry powder coating process, using rotor technology.