December 21, 2020
In this issue of T&C Solid Dose Digest:
Horizontal vacuum shovel dryer
Q: How do you use a horizontal vacuum shovel dryer to manufacture effervescent granules and tablets?
Effervescent granules and tablets are popular for food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical applications. They dissolve quickly in water while releasing carbon dioxide. The rapid breakdown of the granules or tablets and the release of CO2
typically makes the solution fizzy.
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Maximum allowable tip force
Q: How do you determine maximum allowable tip force for tablet compression tooling?
The punch tip force rating is the maximum amount of compression force that a punch tip can withstand before experiencing plastic deformation or fracture. Multiple factors determine the maximum allowable tip force listed on tablet drawings, including the tooling's material properties, such as yield strength and impact toughness; the area and configuration of the punch cup; stress concentration factors, such as bisects and embossing; and the tooling's expected service life.
In Tablets & Capsules magazine
Gelatin supply disruptions threaten US pharmaceutical manufacturers
This article describes how COVID-19 and other factors have led to increased risk of interruptions to the US pharmaceutical supply chain and discusses how sourcing ingredients more locally can benefit manufacturers and US consumers.
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