In the pharmaceutical industry, granulation plays a key role in the production of solid dosage forms – particularly due to the pressure of rising costs. Granulation aims to form coarser agglomerates from fine powder. Agglomerates may consist of fixed, dry grains, and each grain is an agglomeration of powder particles of sufficient strength. Granulates can be used directly as pharmaceuticals or can serve as an intermediate in the production of tablets or capsules.
L.B. Bohle Maschinen + Verfahren GmbH (Ennigerloh) offers a wide range of granulation solutions. The Bohle portfolio for manufacturing oral solids includes complete production systems as well as stand-alone machines. In addition, the mechanical engineering company specialist has developed and delivered a large number of containment applications for the pharmaceutical and food industries. An introduction to granulation concepts, fields of application and added value for customers is given below.