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USP

Gelita
 
Ask an Expert
 
Dust collection for continuous solid dose manufacturing
 
Q: What features should we consider when purchasing dust collection equipment for continuous solid dose manufacturing?
 
A: David Steil, Camfil Air Pollution Control, says:
 
imageA continuous solid dose manufacturing system simultaneously charges ingredients into the system while discharging finished product out of the system. Its key benefits compared to batch manufacturing are the use of smaller processing equipment and facilities, simplified processes, and superior quality control. However, you can achieve these benefits only if your auxiliary equipment is able to keep up.
 
 
 
Natoli

MFG Tray Co
 
More Questions and Answers
 
Inconsistent tablet weight
 
Q: Why are my tablets inconsistent in weight?
 
A: John Norman and Kevin Queensen, Natoli Engineering, say:
 
imageTablet weight is determined by a combination of process variables, and inconsistent tablet weight is a common occurrence in tablet manufacturing. While we do recommend establishing a tooling inspection program to regularly check your punches and dies, inconsistent tablet weight is rarely caused by punch-length variations. This is because reputable tooling suppliers manufacture tablet tooling using highly accurate machine techniques and computer numerical control (CNC) machines. When troubleshooting a tablet-weight consistency issue, use the following list of factors to make sure that you have optimized your tableting process.
 
 
 
Ackley

Camfil
 
In Tablets & Capsules magazine
 
Vegetarian substitutes for gelatin soft capsules
 
Claudia Silva, Procaps and Kirti Vatsa, Beroe
 
This article provides an overview of the current state of materials and technology used to produce vegetarian soft capsules and discusses applications, processing, and suitable products for these alternatives to soft gelatin capsules.
 
Soft capsules, also called softgels, are one of the most widely used solid oral dosage forms, particularly in the nutraceutical market. Traditional softgels are made from gelatin, but interest in vegetarian alternatives to gelatin soft capsules (GSCs) is growing.
 
The materials used to make vegetarian soft capsules (VSCs) have very different properties than gelatin. The first commercially viable VSCs appeared on the market around 2001 and were developed for encapsulating oils and suspensions for dietary and cosmetic products [1]. The capsules were made from carrageenan-modified starch (C-MS), and the encapsulation equipment subjected the capsules to a curing step, in which the capsules passed through a band of hot air. Later machines included die rolls designed to increase the thickness of the seal and prevent the capsule contents from leaking.
 
The industry has made continuous improvements to the materials, equipment, and processes involved in their manufacture. As a result, vegetarian soft capsules can now be produced using the same type of mixing and encapsulation equipment used for GSCs at similar encapsulation speeds.
 
To learn more about this topic, you can read the article "Vegetarian substitutes for gelatin soft capsules." You can also find articles under "Capsules and capsule filling" in Tablets & Capsules' Article Archive.
 
 
Camfil

Vac-U-Max
 
Industry news
 
 
 
 
Vac-U-Max

elizabeth
 
Supplier news
 
 
 
 
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Wilson

CapsCanada
 
Events and continuing education
 
Please check event websites for the most up-to-date information, because conferences and seminars may be canceled or postponed due to the developing COVID-19 pandemic.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Natoli
 
USP
 
Vac-U-Max
 
Wilson
 
Supplier Directory
 
Anti-Counterfeiting
Ackley Machine

Capsule Filling Equipment
Natoli Engineering
Vac-U-Max

Contract Formulation/
Manufacturing & Packaging

CapsCanada

Conveying/Mechanical
VAC-U-MAX

Dedusters
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss
Natoli Engineering

Dust Collectors
Camfil APC
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss

Empty Capsules
CapsCanada
Embocaps by Suheung

Excipients
CapsCanada
USP

Feeders
Ackley Machine
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss

Inspection Equipment
Ackley Machine
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss
Natoli Engineering

Metal Detectors/X-Ray Detectors
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss
Natoli Engineering

Packaging Equipment
Ackley Machine
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss
VAC-U-MAX

Pneumatic Conveying
VAC-U-MAX

Services
Ackley Machine
CapsCanada
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss
Natoli Engineering

Softgels
Ackley Machine
MFG Tray Company

Storage/Bulk Handling
MFG Tray Company
VAC-U-MAX

Tablet & Capsule Printers
Ackley Machine
CapsCanada

Tablet Presses
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss
KORSCH
Natoli Engineering

Testing
Natoli Engineering

Tooling
Elizabeth Scheu & Kniss
KORSCH
Natoli Engineering
Wilson Tool

Vacuum Cleaners
VAC-U-MAX

Validation
USP

Weighing Equipment
VAC-U-MAX
 
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