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HPG-S (Standard)


HPG-S has recently been improved through I Holland's ongoing R&D programme. A high quality ESR grade punch material suitable for general purpose applications typically used in more than 60 percent of cases. Superior quality to other 'standard' steels.


  • Harder and more wear resistant compared to equivalent steels used for tablet tooling
  • Very high toughness properties
  • High strength profile
  • Good polish-ability (due to ESR process)
  • Optimised for PharmaCote® products


Homogeneous uniform structure gives balanced properties and results in performance benefits associated with:

  • Long tooling life
  • Resistant to fracture
  • Reduced tabletting problems (i.e. sticking etc)


  • For standard application on punches especially deep cupped tips and complex shapes