Hot melt coating (HMC) is a novel coating technology that is increasingly being adopted by pharmaceutical manufacturers. Since HMC requires extensive formulation and process knowledge to set up, is it worth the investment?
In short, yes. In this article in The Medicine Maker, Dr Detlev Haack (Director Research and Development at HERMES PHARMA) explains why companies should consider HMC and the benefits it can provide, including:
- The advantages of using HMC for the development and production of pharmaceuticals, such as shorter process times, decreased energy consumption, and effective taste masking
- Some of the challenges with adopting HMC, including optimizing formulation and process parameters, and closely controlling the coating temperature for each API
- How improved analytical technologies have helped to advance HMC