A medicine tablet (10) has a preformed unitary core (13) enrobed by a hard gelatin coating (12) which is stretched around the core and is sealed in edge-to-edge manner at all locations along a seam (15) which encircles the core. The enrobed tablet is made by introducing a core into contact with two plastic and elastic gelatin films (36, 37) at a nip between two rotary discs (38, 39) across the recessed (108) surfaces of which the films are tensioned. The core is contacted with the films at locations over the recesses so that die rotation causes the films to stretch in the recesses around the core into conformance with the contours and to seal to each other along the seal line. The films are then severed along that line. The films, as applied to the core, adhere tightly to the core and dry to a hard state.

Title
Film-enrobed unitary-core medicament and the like
Application Number
PCT/US1990/005373
Publication Number
1991/004017
Application Date
September 20, 1990
Publication Date
April 4, 1991
Inventor
Dietel Gregory Louis
Sadek Hani
Agent
CARNEY Hayden A
Assignee
Banner Gelatin Products
IPC
A61K 09/28
A61J 03/10
A61J 03/00
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