Machines and plants for the pharmaceutical industry

Three-quarters of pharmaceutical formulations are administered in solid form such as tablets or capsules. Beside the active ingredients the different recipes include a wide range of different excipients and additives (fillers and flavoring). Because of the different raw material properties, the fine powder mixtures cannot be pressed directly to finished drugs in a tablet press. Instead, it is necessary to compact and granulate the powder in advance. With both processes the physical properties (granule size, granule particle distribution, bulk density, granule hardness and active surface) can be influenced so that the powder can be processed to the final product very accurately and economically. Compared with powder, granules are characterized by a greatly improved flowability and higher density (volume reduction).

Alexanderwerk offers a comprehensive portfolio of specialized machinery for the pharmaceutical industry, which includes machines for the research and development as well as for the high-performance sector. The machinery for compaction, granulation as well as grating and shredding combine the use of modern production technology and highly-developed feeding and control technology. This connection guarantees an accurate and economic production of high-quality granules of tablets, capsules, life science products, flavours, instant powders, intense sweeteners and many more.