Watson was a pioneer in soluble and edible film technology. Our research and development on edible films started in 1960. By 1964 the original dedicated production facilities for the manufacture of edible films were built by Watson and operated under the name Polymer Films Co., Inc.
Today Watson produces films on two state of the art stainless steel drying lines equipped with 316 grade stainless steel belts. Each drying line is approximately 100 feet in length and uses Hepa-filtered drying air that is temperature and volume controlled. The lines are divided into multiple heating zones, each of which can be independently temperature-controlled to within 0.2 degrees Fahrenheit. This level of control is ideal in circumstances which require the drying of temperature-sensitive active ingredients. Belt speed is another variable which can be accurately controlled.
- Watson is cGMP compliant. See the links above for more information on our facilities and quality programs.
- Watson maintains a highly skilled research and development group comprised of scientists with MS and PhD in polymer chemistry. See link above for more information on Watson’s R&D groups.
Our expertise in film technologies, our commitment to quality and our range of processing equipment are unmatched in the industry.