LYCOAT®

Modified hydroxypropyl starch

Roquette

Modified starch specifically developed for the aqueous film coating for immediate release, solid oral dosage forms.

Characteristics

Tablets coated with Lycoat®RS 780 have a very attractive finish. Colour is uniform; the surface is very smooth and the tablets overall very glossy

Lycoat suspensions are absolutely neutral; film coatings applied with such suspensions will not impair either the flavour or the colour of tablets

Ensures spraying uniformity whatever the dry substance.

Dissolves completely and very rapidly at room temperature using traditional mixing equipment.

Disintegration time is not significantly altered by Lycoat coating, whatever the pH of the media


Applications

Film coating


Compliance

Lycoat's food regulatory status makes it an ideal polymer for nutraceutical film coatings.

Compliance with the European directive on food additives (E1440)  

Compliance with the 21 CFR.

Fulfils the specified tests of the USP/NF monographs (modified and pregelatinised starch) and all the analytical specifications of major food or pharmaceutical modified starch monographs.


Grades

LYCOAT®RS 780

Develops lower viscosity 

LYCOAT®RS 720

Develops higher viscosity

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