Benefits of Powder Compaction Testing
Powder compaction testing provides valuable information for scale-up prediction, lubricant sensitivity, sticking/picking issues and troubleshooting during production. Compaction testing helps scientists understand the compression behaviour of powdered materials which in turn facilitates the design of more robust tablet formulations.
Merlin offers a suite of powder compaction tests, including Yield Pressure Determination (Heckel), to identify the key performance characteristics of your API before you start formulation.
Merlin also has a temperature-controlled die that can simulate the real production press operating temperatures (-10⁰C up to 70⁰C) to assess the impact of temperature on the behaviour of the formulation during compaction and ejection.