Colorcon   ACQUIRED 1978

Colorcon is a leading provider of pharmaceutical technologies and a manufacturer of specialty chemicals for related industries. The company's best-of-class technologies are complemented by value-added services, including technical and global regulatory information services, training seminars and independent research support.

The primary market for Colorcon is serving manufacturers of pharmaceutical products in the areas of modified release technologies, excipients, and film coatings for solid oral dosage development. These products are used in the prescription and OTC drug, nutritional supplement and veterinary product markets.

The specialty chemicals groups at Colorcon provide coatings, polishes, colorants and inks for the food and confectionery markets, and non-toxic printing inks and functional coatings used in direct and indirect contact applications involving food, medical devices and associated packaging.

Founded in 1961, Colorcon currently assists pharmaceutical customers through a worldwide network of 20 technical service laboratories, manufacturing facilities in seven countries, and direct sales representation in 25 countries on five continents around the world. The specialty chemicals groups focus primarily on the North American market.