Company Overview

Our Company

With our Wurster Technology, Coating Place, Inc. (CPI) is at the forefront of micro-encapsulation 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 formulations 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 40 years of experience across a wide range of Wurster applications, Coating Place provides unmatched proprietary knowledge with a continuous focus to improve and optimize the Wurster process.

Our Mission

Coating Place, Inc. has been in the contract manufacturing industry for over 40 years. Our continued goal to provide the highest quality Wurster processing has kept us at the forefront of the “fluid bed microencapsulation” market. Our company mission helps us to maintain this focus.

“Coating Place is an established pharmaceutical contract manufacturer specializing in Wurster fluid bed processing and delivery system development. We provide our customers with modified and extended release bulk active products through innovative development and manufacturing capabilities with an integrated quality philosophy.”

Coating Place was founded by an ambitious scientist, Harlan Hall, who wanted to better the pharmaceutical industry with the use of the Wurster fluid bed coating technology. The company was then expanded through the addition of brothers Tim, Tom and Terry Breunig’s engineering, material science and business development knowledge. Our company was built on the education and experiences these men brought with them. It is our mission to continue urging the next generation into these fields and further expand the capabilities of the industry through their capabilities. Coating Place, Inc. is proud to sponsor two scholarship funds; the Dr. Thomas M. Breunig & Coating Place, Inc. Scholarship and the Dale E. Wurster Scholarship.
Company Summary
Coating Place Inc.
Number of Employees
(608) 845-9521
200 Paoli Street
Verona, WI