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Avoiding Capping Or Lamination During Tablet Production

Source: Natoli Engineering Company, Inc.

By Bill Turner

J-Hook

Anyone who has experienced capping or lamination during tablet production knows the frustration that comes from trying to diagnose the issue. In this article, we discuss a possible cause and several solutions.

J-hooks are the distinctive wear patterns on punch tips that are a cause of such tablet defects as capping, lamination and poor friability. If detected early, J-hooks can be easily and quickly repaired, thereby eliminating the need to purchase replacement tools.

Natoli Engineering Company, Inc.