What is our lead time?
We aim to send your results within two weeks of the samples arriving. Timing of larger projects can be scheduled.
How much sample do I need to send?
For Heckel Testing we require 3.5-5g of API. For Formulation testing, we require 15g for initial profile per batch, and then 10g for each additional speed. This is based on 10mm flat faced tooling at 300mg tablet weight. If this is too much, we can go to smaller tooling and adjust the weights accordingly.
How do I label my samples?
Samples need to be labelled with the material name and batch number that you need on your report, as this will stop any confusion when comparing data.
What do I need to send with my samples?
We will require a MSDS form and sample information with your samples. When shipping, you’ll need to label the samples as ‘samples for destructive testing’, as this is the preferred wording for customs. It will also help if the samples are valued appropriately as, occasionally, we have issues with customs charges and all the associated paperwork.
Where to send your samples?
Samples should be sent to:
Merlin Powder Characterisation,
D1, The Wallows Industrial Estate, Fens Pool Avenue,
Brierley Hill, West Midlands,
FAO Elaine Stone