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Surface Erosion

Tablet Core

  • Hygroscopic tablet core Reduce hygroscopic core materials, eg. superdisintegrant
  • High core friability Investigate core improvement
  • Logo placement or design Change logo design & placement

Coating Formulation

  • Low film strength Select a high strength film coating from Colorcon
  • Suspension solids concentration too low Increase suspension solids concentration (if possible)

Process/Equipment

  • Spray rate too low Increase spray rate
  • Pan speed too high Decrease pan speed
  • Punch design Improve punch design
  • Punch wear Check punches for wear or damage
  • Inappropriate baffle design for tablet shape Change baffle design

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