SERVICES FOR TABLETING FOOD SUPPLEMENTS AND MEDICINES
Biolight is the leader in the Ukrainian segment in the production of food supplements and medicines! We offer tableting service under your brand, logo, according to the finished recipe by our technologists, or production under your recipe on modern high-performance tableting equipment. We develop a marketing strategy, provide legal support for contract manufacturing, as well as deliver finished products to the warehouse of the customer or end-user.
The company owns modern specialized equipment and developing and manufacturing a variety of tablet products. The finished products have been approved and confirmed the high status of the company for the production of supplements, and sports nutrition, in accordance with domestic and international standards.
Biolight offers services of encapsulation, packaging, production of antiseptics, bottling of liquids (including bottling of antiseptics), production of food supplements, and tableting in various forms of any diameter. A packaging option is also available.
We are experts in tableting processes. have an annual capacity of up to 3 billion tablets per year.
We provide full-service contract and private label tablet manufacturing services with one-stop solutions.
TABLETING FOOD SUPPLEMENTS AND POWDERS
The tableting process is quite capacious and includes several previous stages, on which the quality, integrity, and volume of the obtained pills depend.
THE MAIN STAGES OF TABLETING FOOD SUPPLEMENTS:
Dissolution, weighing, and sifting of raw materials with special sifters operating on the vibration principle.
Mixing in special paddle-type mixers. One of the most important stages, during which it is necessary to evenly distribute biologically active or medicinal mixtures in the total mass obtained. The complexity of this stage is set by the different dispersion, fluidity, humidity, and density of the mixed ingredients.
Pill granulation. One of the capacious processes. Depending on the mass obtained, the granulation can be dry or wet. Whereas the dry one is used less often, it is grinding in ball mills that necessarily goes with wet granulation, then there is moistening to a certain extent, rubbing through a sieve and drying the granules obtained in special drying cabinets. After dry granulation of pills, the dusting of the granulator is used so that the obtained rough granules do not stick to the punches and tablet press, and the finished tablet does not lose its weight.
Actually pressing. For this, a special rotary tablet machine (RTM) is used, consisting of 2 extrusion rams and a matrix. The tablet press doses the received raw material forms the shape of a pill, pushes it out, and dumps it. This is an efficient, automatic mechanism, but if you need tablet non-granular powders with a minimum number of fine fractions, our professionals use the process of direct tablet pressing for this, which eliminates the ejection and dropping of the tablet. By this method, ascorbic or acetylsalicylic acid can be obtained, for example.
The final step will be dedusting. Finished pills are placed in a special rotating perforated drum. During rotation with a special vacuum cleaner, they are cleaned of dust particles.
CONTRACT TABLETING SERVICE
The release form is the basis for medicines and food supplements that can be taken sublingually, by implantation, parenterally, orally, or used as an external application. More than 60% of finished food supplements and medicines in the world are produced in solid form, in particular in pills, pills with a hard shell, or hard capsules.
Unlike other forms of release, pills provide:
- exact dosage in one unit;
- combinations of different dry raw materials;
- availability of transportation;
- long-term storage in a compressed form.
Biolight offers tableting services for food supplements and medicines. The process involves the mass production of pills under pressure on a specialized tablet machine (tablet press), using granular or powder raw materials.
TYPES OF PILLS PRODUCED BY BIOLIGHT
The RTM capacities allow producing round-shaped pills with a diameter of 8 mm to 13 mm and other shapes under customer requirements; different in height, on which their final weight will depend. The taste qualities of chewable pills or lozenges can be supplemented with a wide range of flavors that are in the laboratory's arsenal. The final version is always negotiated with the client, and we are always ready to improve it or fulfill it strictly according to the original requirements.
TABLET MANUFACTURING SERVICES
Today we offer packing of tablets of two diameters - 10 mm (300-500 mg) and 12 mm (450-750 mg) in blisters No. 20 with automatic packaging of 1-3 pcs (4-5 blisters are packed manually). Also, the option of packaging in a jar with automatic packing from 30 to 150 units, with label pasting, annotation folding, and packaging in a pencil case (pack), is available.
PRODUCTION OF UNCOATED PILLS
The pressing of particles in a given mold may be single-layered or may have several layers. Additional ingredients in their composition are not intended to release the active substance in the gastrointestinal tract. Contract manufacturing of food supplements on Biolight equipment allows producing pills ready for splitting and blistering, for example, pills with vitamins and minerals, lozenges, pills with plant extracts, or activated charcoal pills.
PRODUCTION OF COATED PILLS
This form is designed for controlled release of the active substance in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract, so we produce pills with dragee coating, compressed, and film coating. The shell enables protection of the contents, as well as minimizes the unpleasant taste when swallowed. We accept orders for the production of film-coated pills in different colors, which will help the end-user to easily select the correct dosage and understand the release time of the medicine.
BENEFITS OF TABLETING
- Accurate dosage of active ingredients.
- Various combinations of substances.
- Ease of storage and transportation.
- High productivity due to fully automated process.
- Variation in shape, size, weight, and taste of pills.
- Possibility of application of a cover for the safety of contents in a pill.
- Controlled release and absorption of the active substance in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract.
DISADVANTAGES OF THE TABLET FORM
- Impossible to use with vomiting and loss of consciousness.
- Slow effect of certain medicines on the body.
- Long-term storage increases the disintegration time of a pill.
- Some binding components in a pill may not have a therapeutic effect, but rather cause allergic reactions.
- Pills are problematic for children to take, and even for some adults to swallow.
TYPES AND CLASSIFICATION OF PILL FORMS
There is a huge selection of tableting powder in pills, which are classified under a certain parameter:
Localization and time of release / absorption of the main component
Method of application
Place of application
Number of layers
Oral (sublingual, buccal, absorbable)
Coated tablets: coated, compressed or film-coated
They come in diverse forms, but pills with a flat cylindrical shape, with a diameter of 4-12 mm, are the most popular. The pills with a diameter over 25 mm are called briquettes.
PILL PACKAGING AND FORMULATION
Biolight, the manufacturer of food supplements in Ukraine, provides a multi-level quality control system, from checking incoming raw materials to quality control at all intermediate stages of production. The equipment enables manufacturing pills of any complexity and multi-component content under a contract within a strictly specified time frame. Finished products are packaged in blisters, containers, sachets, and polymer bags in automatic mode under the strict control of laboratory specialists.
Our technologists are ready to offer the production of pills pursuant to established recipes or according to customers' recipes, and the legal department will help in registering technical documentation and obtaining permits and licenses from government agencies.
TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FOOD SUPPLEMENTS IN PILLS
Supplements are produced by compression or direct compression. The choice of method depends on the raw material, its physical and chemical characteristics, as well as the requirements of the customer according to their specifications. The main stages of tableting and compressing consist of loading raw materials, compressing, pushing out, and dropping finished pills from the machine, as well as dedusting, if specified in the conditions.
BENEFITS OF WHOLESALE TABLETING SERVICE WITH BIOLIGHT
Cooperation with Biolight is the key to a successfully completed and implemented project both in Ukraine and in Europe within a strictly agreed time frame based on a contract. We are ready to carry out the full production process, develop a marketing strategy, assist in drafting documentation and deliver the finished product to the end consumer. Our arsenal includes more than 2000 ingredients from Switzerland, Spain, China, Georgia, Peru, India, Croatia, and, of course, Ukraine!
DIETARY SUPPLEMENT TABLET MANUFACTURING
We are also ready to outsource a separate stage and perform efficiently and quickly. Our company has high-precision full-cycle equipment, its own laboratory, a highly qualified team of technologists, lawyers, marketers, and specially trained laboratory staff to perform the most complex tasks.
Biolight is your success in the production of your own private label branded food supplements and medicines!