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Gelatin type and softgel performance
 
Q: Does gelatin type affect a softgel's performance?
 
 
As 2020 nears, innovation in delivery formats is occurring. Recent newcomers in delivery systems include ingestible, electronic capsules to monitor digestive health; liposomal technologies; and beads. Also, as nutritional compounds and biopharma actives become more and more sophisticated, producers of delivery systems are racing to keep pace.
 
 
 
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Preventing tablet press failure
 
Q: What is the most frequent cause of tablet press failure and how can you prevent it?
 
A: Natoli technical team, Natoli Engineering, says:
 
The most frequent reason for tablet press failure is lack of cleanliness and lubrication. A properly maintained and lubricated tablet press runs more efficiently with less wear over time and has a significantly extended service life.
 
Preventing failure requires press operators to follow the press manufacturer's specifications on lubricants. Operators should even lubricate parts of an automatically lubricating press during startup because the automatic-lubrication feature often requires several passes for the grease or oil to disperse evenly. Also, if a press sits idle for more than a week, you should apply a light coating of food-grade oil to the turret, tooling, and other parts that could rust to prevent corrosion damage due to environmental conditions.
 
 
 
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Feature
 
Making cap tucks a thing of the past
 
Stephen W. Lee, CapsCanada
 
The cap tuck is one of the most common and challenging defects experienced by capsule filling machine operators. This article discusses the most common causes for cap tucks, along with actions to take when you encounter them.
 
Poorly joined hard-shell capsules are both visually unappealing and have the potential to leak. A leaking capsule will not have the appropriate fill weight, and its contents may spill onto other capsules, making them unpleasant for patients to ingest. One of the most common types of poorly joined capsules is a defect called the cap tuck.
 
Cap tucks occur during the closing step of the capsule-filling process when the filled capsule body is pushed up into the cap. Instead of the smaller-diameter body sliding smoothly into the larger-diameter cap, the open (cut) edges of the body and cap collide, and a portion of the cut edge of the cap folds up under itself. In some cases, fill material may become lodged between the cap and the body, causing the cap tuck.
 
A cap tuck problem can result in hours of additional inspection time and a poor yield for the batch, so it's critical that machine operators quickly identify the cause and resolve the issue. Cap tucks are generally caused by one or more of the following factors: the filling-machine settings, the fill material, the quality of the powder slug, the condition of the filling-machine components, and the quality and design of the empty capsules.
 
For more information on this topic, you can read the article "Making cap tucks a thing of the past," by Stephen W. Lee, CapsCanada. You can also find articles listed under "Capsules and capsule filling" in Tablets & Capsules' Article Archive.
 
 
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