Ashland launches web-based film-coatings troubleshooting tool

Fully formulated, easily dispersed and ready-to-use Aquarius film coating systems have a range of functions to suit almost any core

Formulators are looking for swift, tailored solutions to identify the best film coating for their dosage forms and to respond better to film-coating issues when they arise. To meet this need, Ashland Speciality Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland, has launched a web-based film-coatings troubleshooting tool to enable formulators to solve quickly their toughest tablet-coating challenges.

Headquartered in Kentucky, US, Ashland, a manufacturer and marketer of pharmaceutical-grade cellulose-derived and vinyl pyrrolidone-based polymeric excipients, has reorganised its website around its key applications and products, making it more convenient for formulators to find the information they need and contact the company directly with their questions.

‘Film-coating choices directly affect the efficacy of a tablet formulation,’ said Stuart Porter, senior research fellow and technical lead, Global Film Coating Technology. ‘Our new film-coating troubleshooting tool presents typical problems experienced during the coating process and insights that can help formulators resolve them.

‘We work closely with customers to enable them to choose the best coating for each formulation. We provide global technical assistance and deliver solutions to meet our customers’ product development needs,’ he stated.

The company says its line of fully formulated, easily dispersed and ready-to-use Aquarius film coating systems have a range of functions to suit almost any core. With a wide selection of film-coating choices, Ashland provides optimal coatings for unique formulations.

Functional coating capabilities from Ashland, including moisture barrier, odour- and taste-masking, and controlled or delayed release, are based on acrylate polymers or combinations of cellulosic and other polymers and unique ingredients to offer the desired functionality.

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