HPMC: Forcoat S


System ForCoat S

This system is an alternative for sugar coating process and allows for energy saving and reduction of process time while achieving effect of sweet and tasty shell. High polymer content increases the barrier and mechanical strength of the coat and used sweeteners strengthen the organoleptic sense of sweetness.

The system consists of:

Hypromellose (HPMC) E 464
Polydextrose or Sucrose or Isomalt
Titanium dioxide E 171
Microcrystalline cellulose E 460
Talc E 553b
Sucraloze or Saccharin
Tween E 433
Pigment or isoflavonoide

This system is available in various colors based on soluble dyes or dyes lakes admitted to use in food industry and also according to the patent application in colors based on isoflavonoids.

ForCoat Pearl

To achieve the pearl effect on the surface of final product, also possible is two-stage solution consisting of two-stage coating. First stage consist of tablets coating with any basic ForCoat system and the second one with coat of system ForCoat PEARL which gives the tablets an effect of pearl gloss.

Tablets, after using those two systems, have pearl gloss and tint of used basic system.

Glossy system composition:

Hypromellose E 464
Potassium Aluminum Silicate E 555
Titanium dioxide E 171
Polyethylene glycol E 1521


The way of two-system coating is very simple. The tablets are coated with the basic ForCoat shell witch chosen type and color to give a depth effect. Process of laying on the first shell we run maximally up to achieving 3% of weight gain counted on cores of uncoated tablets. We dry the tablets for 10 minutes and then we start to lay on the shell of ForCoat PEARL system. Both systems are compatible and do not require rinsing the hoses and pistols before using the shell of ForCoat PEARL system.

We run the spraying process up to achieving tablets weight gain from 0,2% to 0,5% counted in relation to uncoated tablets. Using the two-system shells gives amazing visual effect and in the same time it do not significantly affect the labor intensity and the production costs.