Film Technology

Film Technology

Since the 1960s, Watson’s research and development team has been a pioneer in soluble and edible film technology. 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 that 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 who hold an MS and PhD in polymer chemistry.

Our expertise in film technologies, commitment to quality, and range of processing equipment are unmatched in the industry.

Our film technology products include: