05228916 is referenced by 54 patents and cites 8 patents.

Methods and apparatus for applying coating to products such as medicaments are disclosed. The present invention provides a apparatus comprising product holders and plates which interact with vacuum tubes to retain the product being coated in place while inverted and dipped into a tank of coating material. The vacuum tubes may be designed to hold product of nearly any shape or in any orientation. In a preferred embodiment, methods and apparatus for creating a two-color gelatin coating on a tablet are disclosed. In certain embodiments, additional apparatus are provided whereby the vacuum tubes rotate about their longitudinal axes and are placed in contact with a coating applicator, thereby applying a band or stripe of a coating material to a specified section of the product.

Title
Apparatus for creating a gelatin coating
Application Number
7/609482
Publication Number
5228916
Application Date
November 5, 1990
Publication Date
July 20, 1993
Inventor
Norbert I Berta
Devon
PA, US
Agent
Joseph F Shirtz
Assignee
McNeil PPC
NJ, US
IPC
B05C 3/20
B05C 3/18
B05C 1/02
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