Newsletter | February 17, 2021

02.17.21 -- Can Tablet Shape Impact Patient Acceptance?

How Tablet Shape Can Impact Patient Acceptance

First impressions are everything. This is especially true for pharmaceutical, nutritional, and confectionery tablets. Discriminating consumers may decide if they will be repeat customers based on a tablet’s appearance and their experience with it. This article discusses the limitations of the flat-faced bevel edge tablet and the benefits of a flat-faced radius edge tablet design.

Considerations When Cleaning Your Tablet Presses And Tablet Tooling

Implementing a cleaning procedure is essential to maintaining your tablet tooling and presses. Dirty tools cause tableting and product quality-related problems, such as sticking and picking. Keeping tools clean also decreases premature tool, turret, and cam wear, and reduces the risk of product cross-contamination.

Identifying Abrasive Wear Risks In Tableting Tooling

The most common challenge when producing nutraceutical products is abrasive wear on the tooling, due to the nature of some of the ingredients in nutraceutical tablets, such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc. This abrasion leads to degradation of the cup finish, which may result in potential sticking and poor tablet quality.

Overcoming Encapsulation Issues Caused By Sticky Formulations

A sticky formulation is one of the most common causes of issues during capsule filling. This guide provides a best practices approach to troubleshooting capsule filling problems when handling a sticky product formulation.

Why You Should Be Using Ultrasonic Cleaning

Clean punches and dies are essential to maintaining the integrity and efficiency of your tooling investment, as well as the quality of your product. Ultrasonic cleaning has long been considered the most effective, nondestructive way to clean tools. Find out how to use this high-tech process to save time, reduce costs, and improve tablet quality.

How To Choose The Right Tablet Tooling

Every formulation is different. There are no two products that are exactly alike. They don’t run the same. They don’t perform the same under compression and decompression forces. Choosing the right tooling can increase tablet output, decrease waste, and, ultimately, determine the success of a product launch.