Welcome to Coating Place Specialty Chemical Products and Services


Coating Place Inc. was founded in 1976 by Harlan Hall through the purchase of intellectual property and prototype equipment designed and engineered by the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The Wurster fluid bed coating technique mastered by Coating Place was invented by Dr. Dale E. Wurster Ph.D. in 1958. Since that time, Coating Place has remained the leading Wurster fluid bed coating services supplier in the industry.

Coating Place expanded its manufacturing facility in 2012 through the purchase of its Specialty Chemical Manufacturing Facility located in Sauk City, WI. This 110,000 ft² facility features numerous Wurster fluid bed coating units capable of custom manufacturing a variety of Specialty Chemical or Food Grade GMP products.

Work in the specialty chemical industry began for Coating Place in 1977, soon after its founding. In 1987, Coating Place began development work on the microencapsulation of breaker products for numerous oil field service companies. Coating Place was the exclusive supplier of breaker products to one of the leading service companies for over 20 years. Encapsulated breaker is used in the hydraulic fracturing industry to delay the release of active breaker material into the fracturing fluid. This time-released delay allows the material to be pumped to higher well temperatures before reaction occurs. Coating Place was a forerunner in the innovation of encapsulated breakers during the surge for delayed release breaker solutions. With over 35 years of experience in the specialty chemical field, Coating Place is capable of unique solutions for problems posed by the industry.

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Coating Place has major focuses in two industry segments, Pharmaceutical and Specialty Chemical, with dedicated websites for each.

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Our Capabilities

Coating Place is the world’s first and foremost company dedicated to Wurster fluid bed microencapsulation technology.

Our Capabilities

Our continued focus keeps us at the forefront of Wurster technology, allowing us to provide the most advanced processes in our facilities. Our chemical and engineering experts can provide consulting and advanced technology support as you investigate the numerous benefits of the Wurster fluid bed microencapsulation process. With a workforce of 185+ highly experienced employees, we provide you with a legacy of efficiency, reliability, and quality control that ensures a safe, steady, and consistent product.


We Offer

Coating Place’s experience working with breakers and oil services products dates to 1987, making us the pioneer in encapsulated and controlled release products in the area.

We offer a wide range of encapsulated products to meet many temperature and pressure needs. Our encapsulated viscosity modifier provides a delayed release of breaker product into the hydraulic fracturing fluid, minimizing the early effects of breaker on the fluid.

Learn more about the range of Encapsulated Breaker products we can offer.


Coating Place Specialty Chemical Products & Services200 Paoli StreetPO Box 930310Verona, WI 53593Phone: (608) 845-9521Fax: (608) 845-9526

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