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Protective Properties

Specialised punch and die coatings can greatly impact the efficiency of tablet manufacture. With the correct coating or treatment in place, some of the biggest challenges that delay production, such as corrosion, wear and sticking issues can be avoided. 

Design is Key

Steve Osborn, I Holland's Product Design Manager, looks at some of the important considerations to be taken before tablet production.

Tabletting: Multiple Choice

Steve Osborn, Product Design Manager at I Holland, asks whether multi-tip tooling is a key driver to increasing tablet production

Improving Production Efficiency - Part 2

Efficiency in solid dose manufacturing can be improved at the earliest stages of the tablet design process. This article is Part 2 of identifying how utilisation of precise tooling specifications can prevent downstream tabletting problems.  

Improving Production Efficiency - Part 1

Efficiency in solid dose manufacturing can be improved at the earliest stages of the tablet design process. This article is Part 1 of identifying how utilisation of precise tooling specifications can prevent downstream tabletting problems. 

Rough Going? Tips for Fighting Abrasive Wear of Punches and Dies

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

Best Practices Pay When it Comes to Tablet Tooling Management

This article explains how the efficient and accurate managment of punches and dies is vital to optimise profitability and productivity in modern tablet manufacturing. 

The implementation of I Holland's 7-Step PharmaCare process, in combination with the IH-TMS can help not only the bottom line and hidden costs, but with industry regulations as well. 

Getting It Right

Dwell time explained... Many formulations that are used to develop tablets are sensitive to how exactly compression is formed.It is well-known that in order to form effective tablets from granulate, significate compression force is required. 

The Benefits of Tablet Tooling Standardisation

Tooling standardization in the tablet-manufacturing industry is a topic that has concerned tableting professionals for decades. I Holland, authors of the 1992 Eurostandard, the most widely adopted tooling standard globally, has been striving for some time to promote a consensus in this area.

Increase Tablet Production with Multi-Tip Tooling

2015

Tablet Production - A problem shared

June 2015

Why is good Tablet Design so Important and How to Achieve it?

July 2014

Maintaining the Edge - EPM 2014

Why is automated punch polishing more effective than manual polishing?

12/02/2014

Overcoming Abrasion Issues in Tablet Manufacture

This article deals with the problems caused by abrasive formulation with particular reference to the nutraceutical industry.
First published in PMPS - Feb 2014   

A Scientific Approach to a Sticky Problem

Sticking, the adherence of granule to punch face or die bore, is one of the major issues affecting the manufacture of solid dose pharmaceuticals.

Solving Sticking with Atomic Force Microscopy