|Low Tolerance Powder Compaction test of a tablet |
using the TA.XTplus Texture Analyser
These quickly dissolved tablets are packed with electrolytes and are high in sodium (and usually containing other electrolytes) to further promote the hydration process.
Many products are produced in powder format and then compressed into tablets. Powder compaction is an essential step in the manufacturing process and it is essential to avoid products cracking during processing.
Their liability to failure is influenced by the powder’s processing properties, such as density variations introduced during die filling and/or compaction.
The characterisation of powder in its bulk format can enable manufacturers to predict the behaviour of the powder when compressed; however, the need for more targeted analysis of powder compaction has been identified and, as a result, the Powder Compaction Rig was developed.