​Tablet breaking force (commonly called hardness) is a crucial characteristic in the manufacturing of solid dose formulations, affecting bonding and integrity of the final form, and its ability to withstand the stresses of production, packaging, and transportation. An incorrect degree of hardness further affects the dissolution properties of the tablet, potentially causing it to release active pharmaceutical ingredients too quickly or too slowly. Accurate evaluation of hardness is essential to tablet product development, manufacturing, and quality control.

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Powder Flowability

The Flodex is a simple-to-use tool that helps determine a reliable and repeatable flowability index over an arbitrary scale of 4 to 40 to use as a specification for your raw materials. This one simple test takes in account the numerous parameters that affect powder flowability such as particle size and shape, “fines,” unit surface, actual and bulk density, porosity, settling, and electrostatic charge.

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Tablet Testing

We are proud to partner with Kraemer Elektronik to offer their LAB.line manual and automated tablet testers equipped with database-driven, all-in-one touch software. Kraemer tablet testers combine the testing of multiple parameters into one small footprint with high precision, ease of use, and degrees of automation suited to small, medium, and large research lab or production facilities.