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Tablet Design

Whatever your tablet needs, simple or complex, standard or original design – we’ve got you covered.

A proper tablet design is a key factor in tablet quality. This is why tablet design should not be overlooked or taken for granted.

Much too often in our industry, we see poor tablet design holding back companies. Don’t let this happen to you!

A well-designed tablet can:

  • Ensure solid tablet quality
  • Maximize tablet production
  • Enhance the product lifecycle
  • Create easy recognition, which builds brand equity and incorporates brand authentication

If you are in the process of developing a product, our engineers can help you to develop an efficient and effective tablet design based on best practices and your manufacturing requirements and restrictions. Call us at 636.926.8900 or get a quote and let us help you today.

Communication is key to proper tablet design.

Poor quality tablets are often the result of poor tablet design. Poor tablet design is often caused by a lack of communication during the design process. Good communication with your tooling supplier is key to proper tablet design and new product success. To ensure your success, our dedicated team of engineers thoroughly discuss product and production issues of your new and existing tablets and carefully evaluate the designs during each step of the process.

Natoli Worker Discussing Tablet Press Design With Client on CAD Program

Areas of Communication for Tablet Design Success:

  • Marketing
  • Research and development
  • Engineering
  • Compression
  • Coating (if applicable)
  • Packaging
  • Tooling vendor
pharmaceutical tablet design chart

Factors to Consider when Designing a Tablet:

  • Sticking/Picking
  • Capping/Lamination
  • Corrosive Formulations
  • Abrasive Formulations
  • Formulation Compressibility
  • Temperature Sensitivity
  • Film coating (if any)
pharmaceutical tablet design chart


If you have questions or want to get started on the design process, our team will be happy to assist you. Call us at 636.926.8900 or get a quote today.


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