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Tablet Coating Market - By Polymer (Cellulosic, Acrylic), Type (Film, Sugar, Enteric), Functionality (Non-functional Non-modifying, Functional Modifying, Functional Non-Modifying), End-user (Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical), Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI5552
  • Published Date: May 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Tablet Coating Market Size

Tablet Coating Market size was valued at around USD 831.7 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2023 to 2032. The growth of this industry is attributed to the factors such as growing pharmaceutical industries, increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals, increasing adoption of orphan drugs, and rising demand for nutraceuticals.

Tablet Coating Market

Tablet coating is the method of applying coating materials to the surface of a tablet to obtain desirable pre-formulation qualities over the uncoated kind. The growth of the pharmaceutical sector and the associated R&D activities are expected to drive market growth. The growing geriatric population and the subsequently increasing prevalence of chronic diseases among this age group are expected to propel market growth.

COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 has impacted the global tablet coating market due to the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed by the government all over the globe. Due to this, COVID-19 had a negative impact on the healthcare domain and disrupted the supply chain, from raw materials to manufacturing and delivery. However, the demand for drug development for the treatment of COVID-19 infection increased rapidly, leading to the development of new drugs. Major pharmaceutical companies have taken advantage of the pandemic, thus increasing drug repurposing. Hence, the market experienced moderate growth during the pandemic. Later, with decreasing COVID-19 instances and improved healthcare sectors, the market is expected to witness sustainable growth.

Tablet Coating Market Trends

The global tablet coating industry experienced a massive growth and the key factors contributing to the growth of this market are growing pharmaceutical industries, increasing demand for biopharmaceuticals, increasing adoption of orphan drugs, and rising demand for nutraceuticals. The pharmaceutical industry is driven by the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and increasing demand of tablet-based formulations for treatment. For instance, according to European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations 2022 report, in 2020, the pharmaceutical production in Europe was around EUR 286,697 million and in 2021, it was around EUR 300,000 million. Due to high pharmaceutical production, the volume of production of drugs increases, boosting the demand for tablet coatings. 

Tablet Coating Market Analysis

Tablet Coating Market Size, By Polymer Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

Based on polymer type, the global tablet coating market is subdivided into cellulosic polymers, vinyl polymers, acrylic polymers, and other polymers. The cellulosic segment accounted for the largest market share in 2022. The increased adoption of these polymers is attributed to their capacity to produce coatings with acceptable qualities such as good film strength, aqueous solubility, compressibility, decreased susceptibility to wet granulation, flowability, and improved tableting at a low cost. Factors including global regulatory acceptance and easy availability from manufacturers are also driving the adoption of these polymers for coating applications.

Based on type, the global industry is classified into film coated, sugar coated, enteric coated, gelatin coated, and other coating types. The film coated segment held the highest market share in 2022. The rising incidences of diseases such as diabetes, asthma, and acidity have led to increased demand and production of film-coated tablets for disease treatment. The expansion of the film-coated tablet segment is attributable to the increased use of these tablets as health supplements, such as vitamin compounds.

Global Tablet Coating Market Share, By Functionality (2022)

Based on functionality, the global tablet coating market is subdivided into non-functional non-modifying coating, functional modifying coating, and functional non-modifying coating. The non-functional non-modifying coating comprised of largest market share in 2022. The largest share of this segment attributed to the factors such as increasing use of these coatings for the production of immediate release drugs. High demand for novel drug delivery formulations and dietary supplements using immediate release coatings is expected to drive the growth of this market.

Based on end-user, the global tablet coating market is classified into pharmaceutical companies and nutraceutical companies. In 2022, the pharmaceutical companies segment accounted for highest revenue share in this market. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases for which the primary treatment options are tablet-based formulations increases the demand for tablet coating. Increasing research and development activities for developing novel drug delivery formulations will support the growth of global tablet coating business.

U.S. Tablet Coating Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

Based on region, global industry is subdivided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East, and Africa. In 2022, the Europe held the highest revenue in global tablet coating market. Due to the presence of a number of pharmaceuticals with large scale production capacities the demand for tablet coating rises. The growing focus on superior pharmaceutical products, generics and biosimilars and the increased demand for novel drugs drives the growth of this market. In addition to these factors, the growing geriatric population and prevalence of chronic diseases are expected to boost the growth of this market.

Tablet Coating Market Share

The key players in tablet coating market are:

  • Colorcon
  • Merck KGaA
  • Sensient Technologies Corporation
  • JRS Pharma
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Ashland Global Holding Inc
  • DuPont De Nemours Inc
  • Kerry Group plc
  • Roquette Frères,
  • Eastman Chemical Company.

These companies are implementing several strategies such as collaborations, acquisitions, partnerships, mergers, and product launches, etc. to maintain a competitive edge in the industry.

Tablet Coating Industry News:

  • In February 2021, Colorcon launched Nutrafinish which is label friendly and TiO2-free tablet coating for nutritional supplements.
  • In February 2022, JRS PHARMA launched TiO2-free, ready-to-use coatings called VIVACOAT-free for both pharmaceutical and nutraceutical formulations.

The global tablet coating market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Polymer Type

  • Cellulosic polymers
  • Vinyl polymers
  • Acrylic polymers
  • Other polymers

By Type

  • Film coated
  • Sugar coated
  • Enteric coated
  • Gelatin coated
  • Other coating types 

By Functionality

  • Non-functional non-modifying coating
  • Functional modifying coating
  • Functional non-modifying coating

By End-user

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Nutraceutical companies

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for tablet coating was USD 831.7 million in 2022 and will record 5.8% CAGR from 2023-2032 due to the rapidly rising pharmaceutical sector worldwide.

The cellulosic polymer segment held a significant share of the tablet coating market in 2022 driven by the growing need for good film strength and aqueous solubility.

Tablet coating industry size in Europe will gain significant momentum through 2032 owing to the robust presence of a number of pharmaceuticals with large scale production capacities.

Colorcon, Merck KGaA, Sensient Technologies Corporation, JRS Pharma, Evonik Industries AG, Ashland Global Holding, Inc., DuPont De Nemours, Inc., Kerry Group plc, Roquette Frères, and Eastman Chemical Company are some of the major tablet coating firms.

Tablet Coating Market Scope

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  • Companies covered: 10
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