Application of electrostatic dry powder coating technology on capsules to achieve sustained release
This study introduces an electrostatic dry powder coating process to coat hard gelatin capsules and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose capsules directly in a coating pan to achieve sustained release. The process overcomes many difficulties in the capsule liquid coating process, such as stickiness and poor adhesion. According to the results of SEM, the coating process required more polymer powder to seal the weakest area of the capsule, the joint of the body and the cap.
- Electrostatic dry powder coating technology was successfully applied on capsules.
- Hard gelatin and HPMC capsules were coated to achieve sustained release.
- Minimum weight gain is required to prevent leakage from the capsule gap.
- Ratio and concentration of Eudragit RS, RL can control release rate of capsules.
- Capsule materials influence the release behavior of the coated capsules.
The dissolution test showed that various release rates were achieved successfully by adjusting the formulations of coating materials and the weight gain of capsules. The capsule shell would also influence the drug release rate due to the dissolubility of capsule materials. This study demonstrates that electrostatic dry powder coating technology can be applied on hard HPMC capsules and gelatin capsules to achieve sustained release of the capsules. Aspirin and caffeine were used as the active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Zhehao Jing, Yingliang Ma, Jesse Zhu,
Application of electrostatic dry powder coating technology on capsules to achieve sustained release,
Powder Technology, 2022, 117786, ISSN 0032-5910, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2022.117786.