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Micro scale prediction of the roller compaction process

Micro scale prediction of the roller compaction process

Gururajan, B., Cote, P., Turnbull, N., Razzano, E. and Bentham, A. C. (2010) Micro scale prediction of the roller compaction process. American Pharmaceutical Review, 13 (3). ISSN 1099-8012

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Roller compaction is the densification of dry powders into a solid mass (compact). This densification process is achieved by controlled feeding of powder through a set of directly opposed, counter-rotating rollers with a controllable aperture (roller gap) between the rollers. The feed powder is passed through the rolls with the flow being induced by the friction acting at the surfaces of the rolls. In the narrow region of the gap between the rolls, the powder is subjected to high pressure, leading to the formation of a compact or briquette that is reduced in size by milling or screening to achieve the desired granule size. Roller compaction is designed to increase the bulk density and uniformity of particulate formulations, for example, to prevent the segregation of pharmaceutical drugs. It offers advantages compared with wet granulation for processing physically or chemically moisture-sensitive materials since the use of a liquid binder is not required. Another advantage is that it does not require a drying stage and therefore it is suitable for compounds that either have a low melting point or degrade rapidly upon heating [2,3,4,5].

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] American Pharmaceutical Review is the leading review of business and technology for the pharmaceutical industry throughout North America
Uncontrolled Keywords: roller compaction, powder, drugs
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
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