Continuous Manufacturing: Alternative to Batch Processing

Most solid dosage drugs are manufactured using “batch” technology, a process where the finished product has been made after many stops and starts in a series of steps. In comparison, “continuous manufacturing” enables much faster production and more reliable products through an uninterrupted process.

Freund-Vector has developed the Granuformer®, a continuous granulation and drying system.  Continuous granulation occurs by a twin extruder and vertical granulator while the continuous drying is done by a spiral dryer.  The Granuformer® produces granules equivalent of fluid bed granules, perfect for tableting.   See illustrations below.

Granulation comparison with fluid bed


Tablet comparison with fluid bed


Granules comparison


Granuformer® – Continuous manufacturing process

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