About two-thirds of all prescription medication is dispensed in solid dosage forms, and half of these are compressed tablets. Patients like them because they can be sure of dose accuracy. They are compact, portable, bland in taste, and easy to take. Manufacturers like tablets because they are simple, economic, stable and convenient to handle.

Yet, while they look simple, tablets are really complex mixtures of crystalline or granular materials that are combined with binders, modified release polymers, solubility enhancement, coating and taste-masking technology. Dow offers a broad portfolio of solutions to balance the technical complexity of the formulation with the required performance.

Solutions for Tablets