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Pharmaceutical manufacturers are constantly striving to develop new methods of reducing costs and environmental impact by using the dry compaction method to produce granules from powdered and micronised products. The control of the compaction and granulation process is of vital importance and cooperates with the need for the highest process stability.
Gerteis equipment can maintain a maximum measure of process stability and reproducibility throughout its full range of compaction force. To achieve this, Gerteis developed the Pactor high-performance line. A fully computerised, sensor controlled unit with solid design and exceptional solutions help the customer attain the best granulating results, stable processing sequences and complete validation and replication.
During new product development, this unit will adapt to all requirements, enabling the customer to readily tailor processes and markedly reduce start-up time. With worldwide patented construction, the Pactor line provides optimal conditions to precisely process products with a great range of density and best flow characteristics.
From R&D to mass production, high containment or CIP, Gerteis roller compactors can process powders that have extreme physical properties, with no application of vacuum or roller cooling. The Pactor line of machines are ideal when launching a QbD programme, covering linear scale up from R&D to high-volume production. As well as technical support, Gerteis provides formulation support to all its customers.
Gerteis Maschinen + Processengineering AG, www.gerteis.com.