Powder Characterisation for the Pharmaceutical Industry
May 03 2007
The efficiency of key unit operations such as tabletting and dosing depends on the optimal matching of powder properties and processing equipment. With the FT4 powders are tested in a consolidated, conditioned and aerated state to fully characterise behaviour and the factors influencing it. This facilitates the rapid identification of properties with a critical impact on performance. Recent studies, for example, have highlighted the importance of compressibility, shear strength and both unconsolidated and consolidated flow energy, for dosing operations.
The FT4's patented dynamic methodology and unique conditioning step, coupled with automated test programmes that eliminate operator-to-operator variability, deliver unsurpassed precision, repeatability and reproducibility. As a result the instrument is highly differentiating. Testing is fast, a test programme is typically complete in around 5 minutes, while the latest software delivers rapid data analysis, remote from the laboratory where necessary.
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