Simple manufacturing methods and shapes
for versatile applications to various products
Tablets are made of powdered or granular ingredients pressed into shape.
The relatively simple manufacturing approach enables mass production.
Tablets account for over 30% of all dosage forms of pharmaceuticals in terms of production volume.
This format is also commonly used in health foods, and adopted in a wide variety of categories including confectionaries,
laundry detergent, chemical substances and industrial catalysts.
We also offer various coating technologies that can be applied to tablets in order to cater to individual customer needs.
Features and benefits
Easy to ingestCompared to other dosage forms, tablets are easier to ingest as the format, based on powder compressed with high pressure, is compact, high in specific gravity and smooth on the surface.
Diverse shapesTablets can be produced in various shapes including round, triangular and oval, and take laser engraving of text or symbols.
Various functionalitiesTablets can be formulated to add functionality (e.g. enteric, sustained release) for controlling when and where ingredients should be released. They may also be produced in formats such as chewable and lozenges for users to enjoy their flavour.
Coating with film or sugarTablets can be coated to mask taste, color or smell, prevent powder fallout, maintain beautiful appearance, or protect ingredients that are otherwise unstable when exposed to light or moisture.
Uncoated tabletsThis is a basic form of tablets with active ingredients pressed into shape along with fillers, binding agent for strengthening, coloring and fragrance as required. It can be produced in different sizes and shapes by using various molds.
Film-coated tabletsTablets can be coated with high-molecular film to mask unpleasant taste / smell, provide protection from light / moisture, or add specific dissolving characteristics such as enteric dissolution. Film can be made of natural resin, cornstarch, cellulose such as HPC and HPMC and dietary fiber, to be chosen according to applications.
Sugar-coated tabletsTablets can be sugar-coated to mask bitter flavour / unpleasant smell, provide protection to unstable ingredients from exposure to light or moisture, and create a beautiful appearance.
Non-sugar coating may be used to reduce calories, or sugar-coating may be made thinner to keep tablets compact.
Chewable / orally-disintegrating tabletsChewable tablets are ingested by chewing or licking them in the mouth and therefore do not require water. Orally-disintegrating tablets are designed to quickly dissolve in the mouth. Similar to chewable tablets, these tablets are suitable for those who have difficulty swallowing or for ingredients that should act or be absorbed in the mouth.