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This Month’s Focus: Capsule Filling

Resolving weight variation on tamping-style capsule fillers

Weight variation in filled two-piece capsules is a common occurrence. This article tells you why the weight of your filled capsules can vary and how to fix the problem.

How to assess and prevent brittleness of hard gelatin capsules

When pharmaceutical manufacturers discover capsules that perform poorly because of brittleness, they often attribute the problem to manufacturing processes or storage conditions. But many other factors can lead to brittle capsules.

Las Vegas manufacturer finds capsule fillers a safe bet

At DrVita, Bosch equipment fills more than 90 percent of its capsule products.

Back Page: HPMC capsules and hygroscopic fills: Some clarification

The literature includes many references to HPMC capsules being useful when filling hygroscopic formulations. Make sure you to understand that usefulness correctly.

General Features

Spotlight on Nutraceuticals: Rough going? Tips for fighting abrasive wear of punches and dies

Compressing abrasive nutraceuticals can wear tooling prematurely and cause other problems. This article discusses using wear-resistant tooling steel, anti-abrasive coatings, and good tablet design to extend the service life of your punches and dies.

Elusive endpoint? Physical standardization offers an alternative

Traditional high-shear granulation is not well understood, and it’s difficult to predict when the process is finished. This article describes a method that overcomes the drawbacks of relying only on probes and fixed liquid additions to reach the endpoint.

Amway opts for integrated packaging lines

Company selects one vendor to supply and install two bottling lines and to train the operators.

Eye on Excipients: Novel film coating polymer

The authors summarize the results of a study in which a film coating that includes a novel polymer was applied to tablets at low bed temperatures.

March Content

Evolution of capsule polymers

Measuring the porosity of solids

New dust collection standard

Issue Focuses

January: Capsule Filling

March: Outsourcing

April: Coating

May: Packaging

June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook

July: Excipients & Formulation

September: Tabletting

October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance

November: Annual Buyer’s Guide

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2017
Focus
Special Sections
January*
Capsule Filling
Granulation & Drying
March
Outsourcing: Formulation, Manufacturing, Packaging, Research & Lab Services
1. Counters/Bottle Fillers
2. Dedusters
April*
Coating
1. Test & Inspection Equipment
2. Multi-layer Tabletting
May
Packaging
1. Particle Size: Reduction, Separation, & Analysis
2. Powder Transfer & Containment
June
Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July*
Excipients & Formulation
1. Tooling
2. Mixers & Blenders
September
Tabletting
Liquid Capsule Filling
October*
Quality, Validation, & Regulatory Compliance
1. Blister Packaging
2. Tablet & Capsule Identification
November
Annual Buyer’s Guide
*Issue includes “Spotlight on Nutraceuticals” insert.

Buyers Guide
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