Supplier News

  1. Fine Grinding Stearic Acid With A Tight PSD
    9/19/2007
    Stearic acid is widely used in oral and topical pharmaceutical formulations. It is mainly used in oral formulations such as a tablet and capsule lubricants. A coarser grade of stearic acid can dislodge from tablet surfaces during the film-coating process leaving pit marks, whereas a finer grade of stearic acid (less than 100 mesh) results in film-coated tablets having very smooth surfaces.
  2. Achieving A Consistent PSD In Sodium Sulfite Fine Grinding
    9/19/2007
    Sodium Sulfite (Na2SO3) is used as an oxygen absorber throughout many industries. A worldwide packaging company was interested in utilizing Sodium Sulfite as a means to prolong their product's shelf life.
  3. Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions On Feeder Accuracy
    9/18/2007
    Feeder accuracy is a concern of any processor who has to control the flow of bulk solid material. This guide attempts to answer the most common questions surrounding the area of feeder accuracy, and should serve to form a working knowledge of the basics of continuous feeding. Submitted by K-Tron Process Group
  4. Detecting Contaminants And Assuring Quality With X-Ray Technology
    9/17/2007
    Processors and packagers in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries face certain challenges, including detecting contaminants, detecting damaged or missing products, and identifying over-fill and under-fill
  5. New SKYE® 2000b Leak Detector And Seal Strength Analyzer Ideal For Flexible Semi And Rigid Packages
    9/12/2007
    SKYE 2000b is a microprocessor-controlled package test system that gives an accurate and totally reproducible measurement of package integrity and seal strength. Analyze your packages for immediate and potential problems.
  6. New Combination Package Test System For Leaks And Burst/Seal Strength Launched By MOCON
    9/12/2007
    SKYE 2000a is a microprocessor-controlled package test system that gives an accurate and totally reproducible measurement of package integrity and seal strength. Analyze your packages for immediate and potential problems.
  7. High-Impact Tank Washers Focus Wash Pattern In 180° Arc To Concentrate Cleaning Action And Reduce Fluid Consumption
    8/14/2007
    Fury 180° Open Top tank washers from advanced cleaning equipment resource Chemdet, Inc. feature a unique piston design that permits one direction cleaning in sweeping or straight-line wash patterns from 65° to 180° to concentrate cleaning action on soiled areas of storage and process tanks, railcars, tank trailers and other bulk containers
  8. Milling And Micronization Of Pharmaceutical Powders
    8/6/2007
    Size reduction is used to increase surface area and improve formulation dissolution properties. It is also used to maintain a consistent average particle size distribution (PSD) for the formulation, thus allowing for a better quality mixture when creating solid dosage forms such as tablets and capsules. Submitted by K-Tron Process Group
  9. Conveying Through Conical Screen Mills
    8/6/2007

    Conical Screen Mills (also referred to as Cone Mills) are gentle size reduction mills which are often used to precondition the material prior to its entry into a process, either by delumping or coarse size reduction. Vacuum conveying is often used to move material through the conical screen mill, help improve overall throughput of the process, contain dust or exposure, and also to assist in improvement of end product quality. Submitted by K-Tron Process Group

  10. Tablet Press Lubrication
    8/6/2007
    Control of the precise amount of lubricant into the process is critical to the overall product quality. If too much lubricant is added the tablet can often become softer than required. This becomes critical in the making of effervescent tablets, where excessive magnesium stearate can actually cause the tablet to repel water, thus affecting the dissolution into water. Submitted by K-Tron Process Group