Ouazzou,A.A.,Harshe,Y.M., Meunier,V., Finke,J.H., and Heinrich,S.
Chemie Ingenieur Technik 95: 168-177. DOI: 10.1002/cite.202200157 (2022)
The influence of the particle size distribution of maltodextrin powders with a dextrose equivalent level of 29 as well as two tableting process variables, namely the compression pressure and the dwell time, on the tensile strength, porosity, and pore size distribution of the final tablet was studied. The mechanical strength and porosity of the tablets are assessed in relation to the powder and process parameters. Regarding the process parameter, it was show that the compaction pressure clearly has a more pronounced influence on the tablet porosity and mechanical strength compared to the influence of the dwell time in the range of the study. As a result, the study offers a better understanding of how the properties of a tablet are influenced by the inter-correlation of powder characteristics and tableting parameters. Therefore, the shelf-life studies and tablet downstream processing as well as drug product development will benefit greatly from this work.