Case Study – Thompson Capper – Fighting abrasion

Abrasion on punch tip

Case Study

Thompson & Capper is a contract manufacturer of pharmaceutical and nutritional tablets, based in the UK. They produce over 2.5 billion tablets every year, mainly for clients in Europe. 

This case study looks at how I Holland helped Thompson Capper to make major cost savings on the manufacture of one of their siliceous earth products. The tablets compressed well during the development phase, but it was not until the tablet hit full-scale production that it became clear that the formulation was extremely abrasive. Find out how this problem was solved.