Material Handling Featured Articles

  1. 3D Printing In The Pharmaceutical Industry: Where Does It Currently Stand?

    In 2015, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals produced the first tablet manufactured through 3D printing to be approved by the FDA. Now, with applications in controlled release, short-run medicines, and even the potential for on-site printing at pharmacies, 3D printing technology has the ability to transform the pharmaceutical industry.

  2. How To Reduce Tablet Manufacturing Costs Without Losing Quality

    Creating and following proper inspection, cleaning, lubrication, handling, and storage procedures provide tooling integrity and ensure the consistent and efficient manufacturing of tablets.

  3. 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.

  4. Key Factors For Powder Flow In Tablet Production

    How conducting studies on a formulation during R&D and scale-up can help identify and solve potential powder flow issues before moving into commercial production.

  5. Important Considerations To Remove Dust In Tableting Operations

    How weak suction, length of conveyor path and other items can lead to equipment malfunctions or poor packaging results.

  6. Elimination Of Dust In Tablet Compression Operations

    Use this informational outline to make an informed decision and purchase a tablet deduster that best suits your application.

  7. Factors To Consider During Tablet Compaction Scale-Up

    How factors such as R&D vs. production press as well as compaction dwell time can affect your scale-up.

  8. Defining Feeder Accuracy For Continuous Processing

    This article defines the items necessary for accurate feeding and outlines the important role that accuracy can play in the end product and process quality of any continuous operation.

  9. 7 Parameters To Consider When Conveying Toxic And Explosive Powders

    In order to maintain the highest standards of safety, sustainability and hygiene, it is essential that these powders are moved from process to process without any danger to the operatives.

  10. The Effect Of Shape For The Prediction Of Powder Segregation In Pharmaceutical Solid-Dosage Form Applications

    Avoid inconsistent and even dangerous dosages being tableted by monitoring segregation during the process.