Specialised Coating Processes Finding Pharmaceutical Applicability


  • Mahammed Athar Alli Saikh Department of Pharmaceutics, Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha, India, 764 005
  • Prithwiraj Mohapatra Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha, India, 764 005


The manuscript aims at furnishing comprehensive information pertaining specialised coating technology/ processes. Solid dosage forms and solid particulates (SDFSP) are the major contributing group in the solid pharmaceuticals (SoPs). SDFSP exhibit peculiar physico-chemical properties and interaction behaviour which create problems/ issues during their handling, processing, storage, and use. Modifying and/or engineering surface attributes of SDFSP are advocated as powerful tool to modify their interaction behaviour and realise their worthy applications and functionalities. In this regard coating their surfaces with coating material (CM) is novel approach. Said approach involves wet and dry process for realising deposition of CM onto the surface of SDFSP substrates. Both the processes modify and/or alter innate properties of SDFSP substrates either physically or chemically. Basing on involved wet or dry process the coating method is either dry coating method (DCM) or wet coating method (WCM). Accordingly nowadays there available number of specialised devices, that bases on diverse technologies. Amongst them some involves state-of-art process/ technology like Supercell coating technology (SCT), Chemical vapour deposition (CVD), Atomic/molecular layer deposition (AMLD), Electrostatic deposition, Thermo-mechanical process, Resonant acoustic technology, Fluidised-bed process, Supercritical fluid (SCF) technology,  and others. These foundational for commercially availability of specialised equipments like Magnetically Assisted Impaction Coater (MAIC), Resodyn acoustic mixer, Hybridizer®, Theta-composer®. Mechanofusion®, and others. Working and working principle, applicability, benefits, pros and limitations of specialised coating processes and technologies are herein discussed and presented. Contained information hoped to be beneficent for pharmaceutical professionals and technocrats and professionals of allied field.

Keywords: Coating, composite product, modification, specialised, surface.

Keywords: Coating, composite product, modification, specialised


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Author Biographies

Mahammed Athar Alli Saikh, Department of Pharmaceutics, Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha, India, 764 005

Professor and HOD, Department of Pharmaceutics, Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha, India, 764 005

Prithwiraj Mohapatra, Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha, India, 764 005

Jeypore College of Pharmacy, Jeypore, Koraput, Odisha, India, 764 005


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