Tool Types

I Holland make punches and dies for any tablet press available in the world today, including IMA Comprima, Nutraceutical, Detergent and Designer-Shaped tooling. Not only that, but our bespoke Multi-Tip tablet tooling means you can enhance productivity without huge increases in cost or floor-space required.

Multi-Tip Tooling

Increasing productivity within modern tablet production is an on-going challenge and we at I Holland are always striving to assist our partners in their quest for increased capacity, therefore we have developed our range of Multiple Tip tablet tooling. I Holland have been leading the way in the production of multi tip tools for over 25 years; this experience has culminated in today’s impressive array of configuration options to suit many products.


  • Increase in productivity – Number of tablets per turret rotation is multiplied by the number of tips.
  • No large capital outlay on new tablet presses mean that higher tooling costs are easily outweighed by increased output.
  • Reduction in press run-time per output of tablets means that less maintenance is required per batch of tablets produced.
  • Reduction in press setup-time per output of tablets.
  • Less tablet presses required to satisfy output therefore requiring less floor space leading to more product produced per square meter.
  • All of the above lead to reduction in overall plant running costs.


I Holland understands the demand for increased productivity within modern tablet production. We are always striving to ensure that our punches and dies are at the very leading edge of tooling design, allowing our customers to retain a competitive edge. To assist our partners in their quest for increased capacity we developed our Multi-Tip and Micro-Tip range of Multiple Tip tooling.

Many PharmaCote® treatments & coatings and PharmaGrade® steels can be used in conjunction with multiple-tip designs in order to create a robust tooling solution that is capable of being both incredibly productive and durable at the same time.

I Holland also offers very competitive lead times on these tooling systems. This document is a reflection of the current designs and configurations available. I Holland Research and Development and design teams are constantly working on new solutions.

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Designer Shaped Tooling

In addition to the standard tablet forms I Holland also manufacture designer shaped tablet punches and dies. These punches and dies can be used to highlight brand identity, as an anti-counterfeiting measure or for ease of recognition. Designer shaped punches and dies can also be used to make vitamin supplements more attractive to children (teddy bears, robots, dinosaurs, etc.) or to enhance the appeal of sweets; fruit shapes for flavoured candy for example.

Nutraceutical Tooling

Nutraceutical and homeopathic formulations can contain very high mineral content and therefore often exhibit severely abrasive characteristics. I Holland tooling can help producers of such products overcome these adverse formulations through the use of punches and dies made of specialist steels, treatments and coatings.

Detergent Tooling

Innovations in modern detergent technology, combined with advanced tablet design allow the compression of dishwashing and laundry powders into a convenient tablet form. In the tablet making process, these formulations bring with them their own unique challenges such as sticking and abrasion. Our range of tabletting tools can assist manufacturers to overcome these problems with specially developed designs, steels, treatments and coatings.

IMA Comprima Tooling

I Holland have developed the technology and expertise to manufacture competitively priced round, shaped and multi-tipped IMA Comprima tablet tooling for the full range of IMA Comprima tablet presses so there is no need to wait for OEM supply. These can be supplied in a range of steels and with specialised coatings and treatments where required.

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