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.
If you're interested in powder compaction, please get in touch with our team of experts today.