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Instamoist Shield coating systems

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InstaMoistshield Coating Systems

Exposure of drug to environmental moisture may lead to degradation of drug. In such cases a moisture barrier coating is of great value to improve the shelf life of the drug.

Traditionally, moisture barrier coatings use water-insoluble materials to inhibit the transmission of water vapour across the coating film.  Commonly used materials include the Methacrylic Acid Copolymers, Stearic Acid (in combination with HPMC), Ethyl Cellulose and Shellac.  These materials have the property of inhibiting moisture vapour transmission but being water insoluble, also tend to increase disintegration times and reduce dissolution rates.  This reduces their usefulness to those situations where the required degree of protection can be obtained without compromising bio-availability. 

However, InstaMoistshield Coating Systems overcome these problems. It is a blend of polymers, plasticizers, pigments, opacifiers and other excipients which could be used with organic or hydro-alcoholic systems to give protection against atmospheric moisture. The recommended weight gain is 4%. The coating does not have any effect on the disintegration or dissolution time of the dosage form..

Advantages:

  • Complete protection against atmospheric moisture
  • Customized formulations to suit the requirements
  • Guaranteed batch-to-batch colour uniformity
  • Better film adhesion with sharp logo definition
  • No need for specialized packaging of moisture sensitive drugs

Benefits:

  • No effect on drug disintegration or dissolution properties
  • Single material to order, stock and test
  • One pot, one step system
  • Flexibility of use of solvent system
  • Ease of processing
  • Post-coating cleaning of equipment is very easy
  • All ingredients are globally acceptable.

Regulatory Information:

  • US DMF available
  • USP, Ph. Eur., JP, JPE, FCC,CFR, IP, BP, TGA compliant
  • Raw materials meet or exceed the current regulatory standards

Application Examples:

Ayurvedic tablets, Amitriphyline hydrochloride, Atrovastatin + Calcium, Calcium tablets, Ethambutol, Herbal and Unani Products, Multivitamin tablets, Ranitidine Hydrochloride, Rifampicin + Isoniazid