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Natural Color in a Dry State with Microfine™

Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems recently extended our natural color line to include Microfine™, an innovative natural color system that expands the shade range and application options for natural colors used in a dry state.

Microfine delivers color plating characteristics commonly found in synthetic FD&C lake pigments but in a natural solution. This plating process provides a new, natural alternative for companies desiring to increase the consumer appeal of their applications where color in a dry state is critical.

Microfine natural color technology is ideal for dry nutritional beverage mixes, nutritional sports bars, compound coatings, and chewable or compressed tablets. Sensient’s SPECTRABLEND™ and SPECTRABLEND™ II coating systems can also incorporate Microfine natural color solutions for a stable, clean-label-friendly tablet coating system.

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Sensient® Pharmaceutical Coatings, Colors and Flavors Introduces Latest Innovation, Spectracode™ Imprint Ink

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI —January 24, 2012— Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems introduces Spectracode™, an innovative, customizable imprint ink, available in water- and solvent-based systems and optimized for rotogravure and pad printing technologies.

Spectracode is a proprietary imprinting technology that not only defines but also protects brands. “This product further demonstrates our commitment to being the bold difference in our customers’ brands,” says Steve Strickland, General Manager of Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems. “Spectracode produces sharp images, and with its customizable formulation, it performs at the highest level for all printing needs, whether on tablets or soft and hard gelatin capsules. With excellent adhesion, easy cleanup, and low VOCs, Spectracode is the most innovative and highest performing imprint ink available, and it aligns with industry demand for brand definition, product identification, and trademark protection.”

ABOUT SENSIENT PHARMACEUTICAL COATING SYSTEMS

Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems develops, manufactures and markets advanced coating systems and colors to the pharmaceutical industry. Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems is a part of Sensient Food Colors LLC, which is a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation. Sensient Technologies is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors and other specialty chemicals. The Company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world’s best-known brands.

Sensient® Pharmaceutical Coatings, Colors and Flavors Introduces SPECTRABLEND™ MB for Superior Moisture Protection

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – April 24, 2012 – Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems has extended its product line to include SPECTRABLEND™ MB, an innovative film coating system for products that require additional moisture protection.

Certain pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products can be affected by moisture uptake, leading to potential effects on product stability, including visual degradation and degradation of active ingredients.

SPECTRABLEND MB significantly reduces moisture uptake compared to other coating systems, while offering comparable dissolution rates. A PEG-free alternative to traditional PVA coating systems, SPECTRABLEND MB can also contribute to extended shelf life and color life.

“Because of its superior moisture protection,” says Steve Strickland, General Manager of Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems, “SPECTRABLEND MB has the potential to significantly extend product shelf life beyond that of other coating systems.”

In addition to moisture protection, SPECTRABLEND MB offers the advanced visual, functional, and processing benefits associated with every Sensient coating system, including high slip, which provides advantages in both product packaging for manufacturers and in increasing the ease of swallowing products for consumers.

Strickland adds, “Like every Sensient coating system, SPECTRABLEND MB is completely customizable for your application and helps provide the unique color and visual appeal for brand definition, product identification, and trademark protection, creating the bold difference in your brand.”

ABOUT SENSIENT PHARMACEUTICAL COATING SYSTEMS

Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems is a part of Sensient Food Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation. Sensient Technologies is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world’s best-known brands.

With 35 locations worldwide, Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems is a global leader in superior coating systems, brand-defining color solutions, and enhanced product performance for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets. A single source for complete coating visual enhancement solutions, Sensient is committed to innovation – not only with superior products and solutions but also in personalized service.

Sensient® Pharmaceutical Coatings, Colors and Flavors Introduces Latest Innovation, Microfine™ Natural Color Coating Systems

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – November 15, 2012 – Sensient® Pharmaceutical has extended its proprietary line of Microfine™ natural colors to provide a complete natural color coating system ideal for the nutraceutical market.

Microfine natural colors are an aluminum free natural color technology that delivers plating characteristics commonly found in FD&C lake pigments.  Microfine natural colors behave like a synthetic lake in multiple applications including powdered beverages and supplements, compound coatings, and compressed tablets.

“Microfine broadens the range of natural colors that can be utilized in coating systems including those colors that can be more difficult to attain,” says Steve Strickland, General Manager of Sensient Pharmaceutical.

The Microfine coating system offers all the unique functional and processing benefits associated with the Microfine line of natural colors, including clean flavor, plating characteristics comparable to FD&C lake pigments, and increased ease-of-use compared to dyes.

“Consumer demand for natural ingredients and products without aluminum is increasing across every market and application,” says Strickland. “Microfine offers the nutraceutical market more natural solutions, providing the broad range of colors needed to better define and protect brands.”

ABOUT SENSIENT PHARMACEUTICAL

Sensient Pharmaceutical is a part of Sensient Food Colors LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation. Sensient Technologies is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company’s customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world’s best-known brands.

With 35 locations worldwide, Sensient Pharmaceutical is a global leader in superior coating systems, brand-defining color solutions, and enhanced product performance for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical markets. A single source for complete coating visual enhancement solutions, Sensient is committed to innovation – not only with superior products and solutions but also in personalized service.

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Increase Throughput with SPECTRABLEND™ II

Proven results featured in Tablets & Capsules

  • ½ the friction = 2x the slip
  • Speed – ready for use in just 30 minutes
  • Superior coverage
  • Unique visual appeal for brand definition, product identification, and trademark protection
  • Broad regulatory acceptance worldwide

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SPECTRABLEND II is a high solids HPMC film coating system that reduces processing time and increases throughput while offering completely customizable color for your application. The SPECTRABLEND II formula delivers twice the slip of other coating systems, for a smoother surface, increased swallowability, and improved ease of packaging during processing.

SPECTRABLEND II is also a Polyethylene-Glycol-free alternative to traditional PVA coating systems, providing increased regulatory acceptance worldwide. Over time, Polyethylene Glycol can degrade not only color but also the active ingredients of your formulation. SPECTRABLEND II is a unique HMPC film coating system free of Polyethylene Glycol, allowing for longer color and shelf life. This formulation is ideal when seeking compliance with various regulatory agency Inactive Ingredient Limits (IIG) on PVA.

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