With our Wurster Technology, Coating Place, Inc. (CPI) is at the forefront of microencapsulation sciences, offering the finest in research, development, and commercial manufacturing services.

Dr. Dale E. Wurster, Ph.D. established and patented the innovative Wurster particle coating process in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Working in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Dr. Wurster built a prototype coating unit for research batches. Harlan S. Hall began working with WARF in 1971 as the Coating Laboratory Manager. In 1976, Harlan purchased the Wurster technology and original prototype equipment, marking the founding of Coating Place, Inc. By 1997, Coating Place developed their proprietary linear scalability to move from development batch work to production manufacturing. With this innovation, the opportunity for commercial manufacturing of thin film-coating on pharmaceutical drugs, specialty chemicals and food-grade materials was created.

Today, Coating Place has two manufacturing facilities equipped with twenty proprietary, highly advanced Wurster fluid bed coating units for commercial and research production. Coating Place continues to operate as a privately held, FDA and EMA-approved contract manufacturing facility capable of formulation development, technology transfer, process scale-up, commercial manufacturing and many other technologies and services. No other contract research company offers a comparable record of bringing microencapsulated products to commercial viability as quickly and efficiently as Coating Place. With over 45 years of experience across a wide range of Wurster applications, Coating Place provides unmatched proprietary knowledge with a continuous focus on improving and optimizing the Wurster process.
Coating Place, Inc.

Our Technology

our-technologyCoating Place has been in the Wurster coating industry since its founding in 1976 with the original Wurster patent and prototype equipment from Dr. Dale Wurster. Our extensive experience allows us to guarantee efficient and effective manufacturing processes, creating optimal and high quality services for our customers.


Oradel® Platform

Our proprietary oral delivery technology is brought to you through our Oradel® Platform. Our customers are offered extensive experience in the areas of modified release technology, multilayer coating and ion resin technology.

  • Oradel®-MC
  • Oradel®-XR
  • Oradel®-DR
  • Oradel®-EC
  • Oradel®-ION

Coating Place, Inc. 200 Paoli Street PO Box 930310 Verona, WI 53593 Phone: (608) 845-9521 Fax: (608) 845-9526