Tablet coating serves a number of purposes that are crucial to delivering the desired properties of the end-use product. Dow’s ingenuity has led to tablet coatings that are tough, printable, economical and highly consistent. Our coatings are micro-thin, non-caloric, non-nutritive, non-allergenic and more resistant to the growth of microorganisms that affect coatings made with gums, sugar and other technologies.
Solutions for Tablet Coating
METHOCEL™ Cellulose Ethers offer a micro-thin glossy coating that is printable, hypo-allergenic, non-tacky and compatible with pigments and dyes. In addition, METHOCEL™ VLV Premium tablet coatings are designed to be easily swallowed and minimize overall coating time.
CARBOWAX™ SENTRY™ PEGs
CARBOWAX SENTRY™ Polyethylene Glycols (PEGs) act as binders and fillers, offering internal and external lubrication. In addition, CARBOWAX SENTRY™ PEGs are effective plasticizers in tablet coating formulations, providing good hardness, water solubility and lubricity. High molecular weight CARBOWAX SENTRY™ PEGs are also used to coat suppositories, providing elasticity and lubricity.
WALOCEL ™ C Polymers
Low-viscosity WALOCEL™ C grades offer highly transparent solutions which make these grades ideal for tablet coatings.