Article | June 6, 2016

Guide To Selecting Tablet Dedusters In Pharma Manufacturing Operations

Source: Kraemer US LLC

By Andre Petric


Is dust pervasive in your tablet press ? Is the packaging area dusty, causing equipment to malfunction or leading to poor seals on bottles and blister packages? This article will help you select a tablet deduster to keep production areas cleaner and reduce rejects.

When compressing powders into pharmaceutical or nutraceutical tablets, dust becomes a byproduct, adhering to the tablets as they exit the tablet press. In addition, the gap between the press punches and dies can allow burrs to form around tablet edges. Both the powder and the burrs lead to unwanted dust in downstream processes. Removing this dust as the tablets leave the press allows process and packaging equipment to work more efficiently with less maintenance and keeps the work area cleaner.