Dry granulation by roller compaction is a relatively low cost, energy efficient method of converting fine powders into uniform, more easily handled granules. Used throughout the pharmaceutical, food, and chemical industries it is particularly suitable for moisture or heat sensitive materials.
Secure correlations between process parameters and granule properties ensure the consistent manufacture of materials optimised for end-use application or subsequent processing but rely on relevant powder testing.
A collaborative study with Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering (Jona, Switzerland), a market leader in the design and supply of premium roller compaction equipment, illustrates the value of measuring bulk and dynamic properties for establishing such correlations and for the optimisation of roller compaction processes.
Click here to read ‘Applying Advanced Powder Testing – Dry Granulation’.