Towards better understanding of the influence of process parameters in roll compaction/ dry granulation on throughput, ribbon microhardness and granule failure load

A key quality attribute for solid oral dosage forms is their hardness and ability to withstand breaking or grinding. If the product is to be manufactured continuously, it can be of interest to monitor the hardness of the material at different stages of manufacturing. Using the controlled process parameters of roll compaction/dry granulation specific compaction force, roll speed or gap width, hardness of the resulting ribbons and granules can be predicted. For the first time, in this study two depending process parameters (torque of the granulation unit and throughput of material) are used to predict the granules failure load. The increase in granule hardness was monitored in-line when the specific compaction force was increased during the compaction process. This opens the way for in-line control of material hardness, and its use for feedback and feedforward control loops for future continuous manufacturing processes.

Download the full publication here: Towards better understanding of the influence of process parameters in roll compaction: dry granulation on throughput, ribbon microhardness and granule failure load

or continue reading here: A. Wilms and P. Kleinebudde, Towards better understanding of the influence of process parameters in roll compaction/ dry granulation on throughput, ribbon microhardness and granule failure load, (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/ j.ijpx.2020.100059

Keywords: Continuous manufacturing, roll compaction/dry granulation, microhardness, granule strength / failure load, process monitoring, process analytical technologies, Dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrate (DCPA, Di-CaFos A150, Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC, Vivapur 102), crospovidone (Polyplasdone® XL)

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