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

Process Adaptability for the Perfect Finish Opadry QX, quick and fleXible film coating, is setting new productivity, efficiency and appearance standards for coated…

Opadry®

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® EZ

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

Opadry® II

Offering short process times and a superior film finish, the Opadry II product range consists of fully formulated dry blend systems for the aqueous film coating…

Opadry® TF

To address recent concerns regarding the use of titanium dioxide (TiO2), Colorcon confirms that a range of alternative formulations using non-synthetic (natural)…

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™

Opadry fx is an aqueous film coating system designed to impart a pearlescent and lustrous finish which will help to create a unique appearance on a solid dosage form,…

Opadry® amb II

Opadry amb II, high performance moisture barrier film coating, is the first fully formulated PVA-based immediate release system without polyethylene glycol (PEG) that…

Acryl-EZE®

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

Opalux®

Opalux is an opaque, aqueous, color dispersion in a concentrate of sucrose syrup. Formulated with lake and oxide pigments Opalux will produce an elegant finished…

Opadry® Enteric

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

Sureteric®

Sureteric® from Colorcon

Sureteric is a specially blended combination of Polyvinyl Acetate Phthalate (Phthalavin enteric coating polymer, PVAP), plasticizers and other ingredients…

Surelease®

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

Opadry® CA

Opadry CA is the first one-step semipermeable membrane designed to ensure consistent release from osmotic pump tablets. It combines the proven performance of a cellulose…

Opadry® EC

Opadry EC ethylcellulose organic coating is a controlled release film coating product, designed for solvent-coating of multiparticulates and tablets, for sustained…

ETHOCEL™

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

ETHOCEL™ HP

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