For L.B. Bohle, direct customer contact has been one of the decisive criteria for joint success since it was founded. The close tie with users ensures that developers from technology and research regularly learn about new requirements placed on machines and processes.
“The demand for technology for coating miniature tablets has recently been on the rise. As early as in 2009, we were able to develop a slotted coater drum as part of a customer project. At that time, a customer needed a coater to film miniature tablets and pellets with a diameter of less than three millimetres - a requirement that conventional systems with standard perforation had not been able to meet,” Tim Remmert outlines the task at that time.
Cores with a diameter of only 1.5 millimetres
Miniature tablets have already been established as a dosage form for several years and offer the advantage that several tablets can be administered together if necessary to achieve the required individual dose. They are especially suited for multi-particle dosage forms as they can be individually and flexibly dosed. As a result, they can either be filled into capsules or sachets or applied with miniature tablet dispensers. Often the small cores are coated to provide sufficient stability.Besides functionality, swallowing as well as taste and odor are improved by the film coverings.