PHARMACOAT® was developed from hypromellose (also known as hydroxypropyl methylcellulose) in 1963, during the early days of film coating. It has been the subject of a continuous program of development and quality improvement. Film coatings of this type are now in widespread use throughout the world. PHARMACOAT® is also effective as a binder, because it does not interact with drugs and has high stability and non-ionic properties. In addition, PHARMACOAT® can be used in place of gelatin for hard capsule manufacturing because of its greater stability.
Company:Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
Department:Cellulose & Pharmaceutical Excipients Department Organic Chemicals Division