Supplier News

  1. Seven Key Parameters To Consider When Conveying Powders
    11/12/2007
    The pharmaceutical industry processes thousands of very expensive dry bulk materials every hour of every day for a variety of applications in solid dosage form manufacture. In order to maintain the highest standards of safety and hygiene, it is essential that these powders are moved from process to process without any danger to the operatives, damage or exposure of the product to the atmosphere, or loss of valuable product within the process stream. Submitted by K-Tron Process Group
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

  5. Pharmaceutical Dispensary Applications
    8/6/2007
    Automated dispensing systems are utilized throughout the pharmaceutical industry for the loading of excipients, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and lubricants into Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), and other large vessel devices. Submitted by K-Tron Process Group
  6. 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
  7. Vacuum Conveying For Tabletting Operations
    8/6/2007

    Pneumatic conveying by vacuum is quickly becoming one of the most popular means of transport for a variety of pharmaceutical products. The use of either dense or dilute phase vacuum transfer can be applied to tabletting operations such as the loading of blenders, sifters, mills, capsule fillers, tablet presses, and even tablet and capsule handling without damage to the finished product. Submitted by K-Tron Process Group

  8. Feeder Accuracy And Design: Critical Parameters In Continuous Pharmaceutical Operations
    5/9/2007
    The manufacturing sector of the pharmaceutical industry is currently undergoing a radical change. The need to improve process and product quality while controlling overall process costs is growing. Continuous processing offers a chance to achieve these goals. The implementation of PAT (process analytical technology) tools further aids in the support of the continuous operation, as the tools give real-time indication and assurance of product quality throughout the process
  9. The Case For Integrated Processes
    3/28/2007
    Based on research and documented case studies, it is clear that companies are realizing significant value by developing integrated processes across the enterprise. This white paper discusses what integrated processes are, how they create value, specific cases of companies succeeding with integrated processes, as well as a checklist to determine how integrated your own company’s processes are. Submitted by SAP Americas
  10. K-TRON Acquires Premier Pneumatics, Inc.
    10/6/2006
    K-Tron International, Inc. announced the acquisition of all of the stock of privately-held Premier Pneumatics, Inc. (“Premier”), a manufacturer of pneumatic conveying and bulk handling equipment for the North American market