At Coating Place, we use a two phase approach in the formulation development process.

Initial Phase:

During the initial phase, we begin by assessing the product’s requirements and identifying the coating system that is best suited to the project. We consider all formulation alternatives during this phase to ensure an optimal final product. The factors examined include the form or derivative of the core material presented, particle size, cost parameters, and production requirements.

Before beginning the Wurster process, the desired properties of the product are defined to aid in determining the variety of coating materials to be used, the formulation of each coating if multiple layers are required, and the necessary processing parameters. If a complex application is require, other factors may be taken into consideration, including:

  • Aqueous vs. Solvent-based Approaches
  • Multiple vs. Single Layer Coating
  • Multiple vs. Single-component Coatings

The final process determination may require analyzing results from numerous formulations as similar properties may be achieved. Our 40 years of experience across a wide range of Wurster applications proves invaluable to you and your team when choosing your final formulation process.

Testing Phase:

Once the formulation has been identified, coating experiments are conducted to study the release characteristics that can be achieved. The coating parameters used include layer thickness, process temperatures, spray rates, drying time, and solvent selection. To ensure an optimal final product, these parameters are studied over numerous batches and through multiple formulations. When studying the coated materials, testing may be conducted during the process in-suite or more extensively with our quality control laboratory. Success or failure of each formulation product is further used to optimize the process and develop a product for commercial manufacturing.

Did You Know?

Coating Place has major focuses in two industry segments, Pharmaceutical and Food Nutritional, with dedicated facilities and websites for each. If you want to learn more about our pharmaceutical manufacturing, please visit our other website.


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 Food and Specialty Products & Services1225 Water St. Sauk City, WI 53583PO Box 930310Verona, WI 53593Phone: (608) 845-9521Fax: (608) 845-9526

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