PROTECTAB EC-1 is a complete film coating premix based on sodium poly mannuronate (sodium alginate). Sodium Alginate has been long in use as a stable excipient and also as a safe food product. Protectab uses Sodium alginate for its excellent film forming properties.
Unique formulation of PROTECTAB EC-1 series ensures that drying is rapid, when done at the right atomizing pressure, thereby making time consumption almost equivalent to organic coating. PROTECTAB EC-1 coatings are almost twice as fast as conventional Aqueous Film Coating.
Sticking and peeling - off have been almost eliminated. Efficient formulation of PROTECTAB EC-1 ensures quick drying and excellent adhesion to core tablets. The colour holding properties of the formulation reduces mottling during coating. All these qualities make coating with PROTECTAB EC-1 extremely easy and convenient.
Rapid development of coating and reduced process time makes coating with PROTECTAB EC-1 economical. Also, since only water is used as a solvent, costly and hazardous organic solvents are avoided.
PROTECTAB EC-1 series of coating materials offer excellent compatibility and stability with all food colours (lake and water soluble colours)
A 2% film of PROTECTAB EC-1 offers little resistance to gastric solution and therefore does not cause major variations in disintegration or dissolution time of core tablets that have got good disintegration properties.
INHERENT GLOSS of PROTECTAB EC-1 gives a superior finish to the products.
GOOD COLOUR HOLDING property of the film minimizes mottling thereby ensuring uniform finish on the tablet surface.
To summarize PROTECTAB EC-1 gives you Quality, Safety, Economy & Convenience of use in one package.
The following the are the major advantages for PROTECTAB EC-1
Rapid drying: Drying rate is almost twice as fast as any HPMC based aqueous coating process. Therefore coating can be completed in a short time with excellent results.
Since PROTECTAB EC-1 dries easily heavy air flow and/or high temperatures are not needed for drying. Also pre-heating of core tablets is not required. Therefore even temperature sensitive products can be coated using PROTECTAB EC-1, as throughout the process the bed temperature remains in and around
PROTECTAB EC-1 shows good colour holding property and gives good Product stability.
So for almost all tablets, with swelling and disintegrating properties, we recommend the use of PROTECTAB EC-1 for Film Coating.