Colorcon Launches a New Titanium Dioxide-Free, High Opacity PVA-Based Coating for Pharmaceutical Tablets

Colorcon recently announced the launch of a new Opadry titanium dioxide (TiO2)-free film coating system for pharmaceutical tablets.

Annabel Bordmann, Film Coatings General Manager, said “With uncertainty around the future of TiO2 use in pharmaceutical products marketed in the European Union, global pharmaceutical manufacturers are interested to formulate their products without the inclusion of TiO2. During the past 5 years, Colorcon scientists have been developing a portfolio of Ti02-free film-coating products for different functionalities. This new formulation is not only TiO2-free, but provides PVA-based coating benefits and good opacity at standard weight gain.”

Dr. Ali Rajabi-Siahboomi, Chief Innovation Officer, added “With Colorcon’s in-depth knowledge of materials, coating technology, and regulatory needs, this new Ti02-free formulation is designed to provide the PVA-based film coating properties, such as great adhesion, easy and fast processing times combined with moisture protection, that formulators have appreciated for many years.”

Through its extensive portfolio of Opadry complete film coating systems, Colorcon helps customers reduce complexity and time-to-market by delivering high-quality products, with ingredients carefully selected to meet local pharmaceutical regulatory requirements. This is all backed by Colorcon’s superior and dedicated technical support, along with regulatory expertise.

Colorcon is a global leader in the development, supply, and technical support of film coating systems, specialty excipients, and functional packaging for the healthcare industries. Our best-in-class products and technologies are complemented by our industry knowledge and value-added services to support product development from concept to commercialization. Our focus on market issues and innovation has earned Colorcon an international reputation as a trusted supplier and partner. That reputation is based on superior product quality, unparalleled technical support, extensive regulatory assistance and reliable supply from multiple locations. Colorcon has 16 manufacturing facilities including 7 film coating plants, 5 functional packaging sites, 26 technical service laboratories globally and more than 2100 employees. For more information, visit