Opadry® Complete Film Coating System

Opadry is Colorcon’s original, customized, one-step film coating system which combines polymer, plasticizer and pigment, as required, in a dry concentrate. Use of an Opadry film coating will result in attractive, elegant coatings on a variety of tablet cores. Opadry systems can be easily dispersed in aqueous or organic solvent solutions.

Key benefits include:

  • Elimination of separate inventories of polymer, plasticizer and pigment
  • Batch-to-batch color consistency
  • On-time delivery through manufacturing plants in key pharmaceutical markets worldwide

Opadry provides excellent film forming capabilities and benefits include:

  • High opacity and tensile strength
  • Sharp logo definition
  • Good adhesion

Recommended Use:

  • Can be utilized in both aqueous and organic (hydro-alcoholic) coating procedures

Platform Solutions

Colorcon can help to reduce your project time by providing the right solution through excipient selection and process guidance.


Lower total cost and reduce time to market

Dissolution Design

Life cycle management through modified delivery profiles and product line extensions

Patient Adherence

Reduce medication errors and improve patient adherence


Stable and consistent product performance

Product Authentication

Track and trace