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.
Product LiteratureProduct Application Data General Information Product Process Parameters Product Recon Sheet Published Posters Published White Papers / Articles
Product Application Data
Modern Tablet Film Coatings and Influence on Ease of SwallowingView and Download Send by Email
This Application Data Sheet is extracted from a study of esophageal transit times using uncoated and film-coated caplets,oval tablets, plus hard and soft-gelatin capsules. Reprint of poster presented at the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Meeting, 2003.
Product Process Parameters
CRS 2012 - Barrier Membrane Coating of Hydrophilic Matrices of a Very Soluble Drug, Metoprolol Tartrate at High Dose: A Strategy to Eliminate the Initial Burst ReleaseView and Download Send by Email
Application of barrier membrane (BM) coating, using Surelease with a pore-former, Opadry; elimination of the burst effect, followed by near zero order release.
Published White Papers / Articles
From Core to Coating - A Supplement from The Medicine MakerView and Download Send by Email
A series of articles published in The Medicine Maker collated into a Supplement “From Core to Coating”
• Speed and Simplicity – A Formulator’s Best Friend in Development
• The Power of Productivity
• Staying On Trend
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
- Can be utilized in both aqueous and organic (hydro-alcoholic) coating procedures
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
Life cycle management through modified delivery profiles and product line extensions
Reduce medication errors and improve patient adherence
Stable and consistent product performance
Track and trace