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September 01, 2005
The tablet formation of six different carrageenans was analysed by 3D modelling, Heckel analysis, the pressure–time function and energy calculations. It was found that the fibres experienced plastic deformation, which was accompanied by a great deal of elasticity. Measurement of elastic recovery in dependence on maximum relative density and time showed that relaxation is completed a considerable amount of time after tabletting. Shrinking of the fibres occurred in parallel with elastic recovery as a result of the reorganization of the fibre structure. The tabletting behaviour of carrageenans makes them suitable for the soft tabletting of pressure sensitive materials.
August 01, 2005
The aim of this study was to analyse the process of tablet formation and the properties of the final tablets for six different carrageenans. The carrageenans used were based on the basic types of ?-, ?- and ?-carrageenan. Microcrystalline cellulose was used for comparison. Determination of material properties, compression analysis and tablet properties were described. Water content, particle size and morphology, glass transition temperature, and crystallinity were studied. The results show that the carrageenans are predominantly amorphous fibres, which are in the rubbery state during tabletting.