Article | October 16, 2018

Tackling Powder Flow Problems By Choosing The Right Equipment

Source: Federal Equipment Company

By Matt Hicks, Chief Operating Officer & Counsel, Federal Equipment Company

Tackling Powder Flow Problems By Choosing The Right Equipment

Identifying the source of product flow problems and correcting them with the right piece of equipment will result in more efficient and quality manufacturing.

Most active ingredients and adjuvants used in pharma manufacturing are in powder form. Handling and processing of powders is central to pharmaceutical operations, but it poses numerous problems due to their unpredictable and irregular behavior. With recent technological developments, the industry can overcome powder flow hurdles to achieve a quality drug product.