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Which USP Chapter is the Most Important for Encapsulation?

In the tablet compression industry, we widely regarded USP Chapter <1062> as the one chapter that any R&D Scientist should be familiar with as they develop new formulations. This Chapter describes the relationship between a tablet’s compactibility, compressibility, tabletability, and manufacturability. But what about encapsulation? Capsule filling machines differ greatly from rotary tablet presses. There… Read More

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Natoli Expands Encapsulation Plant in Boise, Idaho

Natoli Engineering recently upgraded its capabilities to further provide high-quality encapsulation parts to our customers around the world. Thanks to growing demand and a dedicated crew, our Boise, Idaho plant moved to a larger facility near its prior location. With the increased square footage, this facility can handle more volume as well as provide quicker… Read More

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Solving Encapsulation Issues Caused by Sticky Formulations

During capsule production, are you noticing capsule defects such as body dents or cap dents? Are you seeing nicks and scratches on dosing bores or rounded noses and/or deep scratches tamping pins? A sticky product formulation might be the culprit! We asked our encapsulation expert, Jon Carlisle, to put together a guide that will walk… Read More

Proper Capsule Segment Alignment

The principal purpose for capsule segment alignment is to allow the capsules to be separated reliably and rejoined accurately. To do this, the hole in the upper segment must be accurately lined up with the lower segment, and the segment surfaces must be parallel. Before Aligning Segments Before aligning segments, the lower segment is placed… Read More

Encapsulation Q&A with CEO of Carlisle Precision Machining

Natoli recently had the chance to sit down with Jon Carlisle, President and CEO of Carlisle Precision Machining (CPM) and discuss the encapsulation process and what CPM does for the encapsulation industry. Natoli (N): Jon, thank you for taking the time to sit down with us. We know you are a busy guy, so let’s… Read More

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