Tablet coating is defined as covering the tablets with one or more layers of mixture of various substances such as natural or synthetic resins, gums, inactive and insoluble filler, sugar, plasticizer, polyhydric alcohol, waxes, authorized colour and sometimes flavour. Essentially, tablet coating helps in reducing influence of moisture, and improving drug effectiveness, drug stability, product identity as well as appearance and acceptability.
The equipment continues to be a challenge, especially in process technologies such as coating. In fact, testing conducted on R&D and pilot scale models might just go wrong when applied to the manufacturing scale equipment. Factors to consider while planning for such challenges primarily include the standardization of equipment. ACG Pharma Technologies understands this and offers SmartCoater - a range of manufacturing scale tablet coaters - that are in line with our R&D scale models.