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Anti-Sticking: A Case Study

Are You Paying for Your Problem?

What price do you put on something so integral to your product’s success? At Natoli, our goal is to support you in making a quality solid-dose product efficiently.

Recently, a pharmaceutical company asked for our help to solve a sticking problem. The issue began shortly after start-up, despite the use of specialty coated tooling from a European tooling supplier. Our experienced staff worked diligently to learn more about the sticking issue.

We supplied a custom set of tooling, which included a variety of different steel types and punch coatings.

What Was the Discovery?

After a short run, it was discovered that the special coating wasn’t necessary and was actually contributing to the problem! By using one particular steel type, the sticking issue was eliminated.

After determining the optimal steel type, the process was more efficient and the company experienced a tremendous cost savings. Not only was there no additional cost for the special coating, but tooling was delivered in one week! With the sticking issue solved, it enhanced tablet quality, and reduced product waste. We want to partner with you to be an an invaluable source of support resulting in quality solid-dose products.

Get efficient solutions to your tableting challenges. Contact Natoli today!


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Thank you so much for getting the tooling done so quickly.  As I was telling my client, I had a great relationship with Natoli in the past at my previous employer and Natoli will always go above and beyond to try to help the client out but even I was surprised that you could turn around this order so quickly.  From our management, we really appreciated Natoli being able to process the tooling in an expedited manner!!!!

- a Pharmaceutical Company