Abstract Kollicoat ® SR 30 D is a new aqueous colloidal polyvinyl acetate dispersion used for extended release coatings. Kollicoat ® SR 30 D is stable against sedimentation, has a low viscosity (54 mPas) and a negative zeta potential of −23.2 mV because of the presence of the anionic surfactant, sodium dodecyl sulfate. Because of its low minimum film formation temperature (MFT = 18 °C), plasticizer addition and a thermal after-treatment (curing) of coated pellets was not required. Coated pellets showed no aging or curing effect. The rate of release could be easily adjusted by varying the coating level. A subcoating layer of the hydrophilic polymer, polyvinyl alcohol, between an ibuprofen-containing core and the Kollicoat ® SR coating prevented the diffusion of the lipophilic, low melting ibuprofen into the polymer coating during storage. The drug release from Kollicoat ® SR 30 D coated pellets was almost independent of the pH and ionic strength of release medium.