Many tablets need to be coated. Coating the tablets allows for taste masking and to make the tablet easier to swallow. The tablet coating also allows an extended shelf life, and more special coatings can be used by companies to enhance brand recognition. Enteric coatings allow for a more controlled, prolonged release profile, and will protect the Active Ingredient in the tablet from acids in the body tract.
S3 provide state-of-the-art tablet coater systems from O’Hara. O’Hara’s knowledge of the tablet coating process has allowed them to optimise their tablet coater design to ensure the application of the coating solution to the tablets does not result in the tablets sticking together, and that the tablet coating solution is evenly applied to follow the fine embossed designs of the tablet.
Continuous tablet coating allows for a much higher coating through-put, with one 250kg per hour continuous coater doing the work of 3 equivalent size batch coaters. O’Hara have led the way with their Fastcoat continuous tablet coaters.