PHARMACEUTICAL SOLUTIONS

TABLET COATINGS (FILM-COATING SYSTEMS)

Quantum Colours was founded in 2004 by John Lonsdale O’Donovan. From humble beginnings, the company has become a major supplier, and important player in the Pharmaceutical Industry. 

Lonsdale, has a background in chemistry and started his career in the quality control/quality assurance (QC/QA) departments of one of the largest cosmetic-contract manufacturers based in South Africa. He then worked for the world’s largest colour manufacturer and marketer, heading up the South African subsidiary’s technical department. During this time, he also completed further training in Paris for the company. Currently, his business, Quantum Colours has more than 50 years of experience in its field of operation.  

Quantum has a very successful range of tablet coatings backed by a team of highly qualified and respected chemists to assist in the design of functional coatings specific to customer requirements. 

For film-coating systems, Quantum has both wet and dry systems available under the trade name PHARMASPEC™. Quantum’s film-coating systems are further split into HPMC- and PVA-based systems and are very specific in terms of functionality with regards to moisture barriers, taste barriers, enteric and controlled sustained-release applications. 

PHARMASPEC™ is a complete system that has been developed based on the latest German technology. This system is a ready-mix fine powder blend of the highest quality film-forming polymers, plasticisers and pigments. PHARMASPEC™ is manufactured with raw materials that comply with the latest USP, BP, EU Pharmacopeia and FDA standards. This system provides protection of the active against light, oxygen, moisture and other functional components (sub-coating).

16 points benefits and advantages of PHARMASPEC™ as a complete film-coating system:

  • Fast and easy to use – increased productivity
  • Ultra-low viscosity polymers with increased pigment loading
  • Superior moisture barrier of hygroscopic and moisture-sensitive formulations
  • Superior taste barrier (flavours/ sweeteners can be incorporated to mask pungent materials)
  • Uniform coating with no logo-bridging or filling
  • Improved reconstitution time – reduces delays
  • No sticking together of tablets
  • Lower temperature required (35°C-40°C) ensures stability of API.
  • Very easy to clean – almost no residue
  • Versatile – can be used in aqueous or solvent systems
  • Can successfully coat in most commercially available coating machines
  • Shade and colour-matching available to Pantone references
  • Technical support and experience available
  • Kosher and halaal certified colours are used, TSE/BSE, Non-GMO, Melanmine free, OVI declaration.
  • Unique colour identification
  • Improvement of patient compliane

16 points benefits and advantages of PHARMASPEC™ as a complete film-coating system:

16 points benefits and advantages of PHARMASPEC™ as a complete film-coating system:

  • Fast and easy to use – increased productivity
  • Ultra-low viscosity polymers with increased pigment loading
  • Superior moisture barrier of hygroscopic and moisture-sensitive formulations
  • Superior taste barrier (flavours/ sweeteners can be incorporated to mask pungent materials)
  • Uniform coating with no logo-bridging or filling
  • Improved reconstitution time – reduces delays
  • No sticking together of tablets
  • Lower temperature required (35°C-40°C) ensures stability of API.
  • Very easy to clean – almost no residue
  • Versatile – can be used in aqueous or solvent systems
  • Can successfully coat in most commercially available coating machines
  • Shade and colour-matching available to Pantone references
  • Technical support and experience available
  • Kosher and halaal certified colours are used, TSE/BSE, Non-GMO, Melanmine free, OVI declaration.
  • Unique colour identification
  • Improvement of patient compliane