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.”


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.