How to Measure the Segregation of PowdersVideo Length: 4:41This video describes a method of measuring the segregation of powders and granular mixtures using the science of light spectrometry. These measurements can help users determine the magnitude and cause of segregation of key components in mixtures. This will aid formulators in design of optimal products the first time. The tester can quantify a blend of as many as six components for up to four distinct segregation mechanisms – far beyond the usual bi-modal method.
Material Strength and Tablet VariationVideo Length: 4:51This short video shows the relationship between bulk unconfined yield strength of a pharmaceutical powder and variations in tablet or capsule weight (i.e. off-spec end product). Strength was measured using an innovative tester which provides data at real process conditions as low as 40 Pa and utilizes a powder sample as small as 0.1cc. This novel process allows pharmaceutical companies to preplan the packaging stage of production as early as formulation time.