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October 13, 2015 3:20 AM ET


Company Overview of Colorcon, Inc.

Company Overview

Colorcon, Inc. engages in the development, supply, and technical support of formulated coatings and other excipients for pharmaceutical and dietary/food/nutritional supplement industries. The company offers aqueous acrylic enteric systems; pigmented edible inkjet and flexographic printing inks; premium ethylcellulose polymers; premium low viscosity and controlled release cellulose ethers; food supplement coatings; nutritional enteric coating system; and monogramming inks. It also provides film coating systems; optimized performance coatings; aqueous moisture barrier film coating systems; formulated osmotic coating systems; enteric coating systems; film coating systems for nutritional supplem...

275 Ruth Road

Harleysville, PA 19438

United States

Founded in 1961





Key Executives for Colorcon, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Global Communication Director
General Manager for Formulation Technologies
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Colorcon, Inc. Key Developments

Colorcon Opens Laboratory in China to Meet Demand for Rapid Pharmaceutical Formulation Development

Colorcon has set up a new technical service laboratory in Beijing, its second in China, which will focus on solid-dose development. The laboratory will provide support for the rapid development and commercialization of pharmaceutical drug formulations for customers from initial product concept to production and registration. The new laboratory is in line with Colorcon's strategy of expanding its presence in Asia, and will be located close to the clients who require rapid service in research and development as well as production scale-up. The laboratory will also focus on the manufacture of film coatings.

Colorcon, Inc. Introduces Opadry amb II

Colorcon announced a significant advancement in protection for pharmaceutical products sensitive to environmental moisture conditions with the introduction of Opadry amb II, a fully formulated high performance moisture barrier film coating. This unique formula provides best-in-class moisture protection and manufacturing productivity. Pigmented and clear options are available, all resulting in tablets with a glossy finish and well-defined logos without impacting dissolution. Opadry amb II is a fully formulated high performance moisture barrier film coating. This unique formula provides best-in-class moisture protection and manufacturing productivity.

Colorcon and BASF Cooperate on Kollicoat(R) IR for Ready-To-Use Pharmaceutical Coating Solutions

Colorcon, Inc. and BASF announced their cooperation for using immediate release coating polymer Kollicoat(R) IR for Colorcon's fully formulated ready-to-use coatings. Colorcon will expand their PVA-based product portfolio by offering customers an alternative efficient and convenient solution for the immediate release coating of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements. "With this new ready-to-use coating option formulators can benefit from both the coating performance of Kollicoat IR and Colorcon's worldwide unique, customized services", said Daniele Piergentili, Vice President Global Marketing Pharma Ingredients at BASF. Adding Kollicoat IR as an alternative for use in targeted Opadry(R) complete film coating systems expands the cooperation between Colorcon and BASF. Kollicoat IR, an ethylene glycol and vinyl alcohol graft copolymer, is BASF's highly versatile and safe-in-use instant release coating polymer. This polymer enables processing at low temperatures and high solids content while delivering appropriate coating results. Kollicoat is monographed in all major markets, and has furthermore received GRAS status (Generally Regarded As Safe) in the US and the European E-Number (E1209) for application in dietary - nutritional supplements.

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