Granulations & Agglomerations

Granulations & Agglomerations

Watson’s directly compressible nutrients are pre-granulated or agglomerated using a variety of binders. The result is a free-flowing granular powder that is directly compressible, for use in the nutritional supplement, caplets, weight loss, sports supplement, and herbal supplement tablets.

All Watson agglomerations, granulations, and drum-to-hopper blends are available in starch-free formulations for use in dietary supplements with special labeling requirements.

The Benefits of Watson’s Agglomerations & Granulations For Direct Compression

  • Highest bulk density
  • Free-flowing
  • Consistent particle size distribution
  • Consistently superior compression profile
  • Improved tablet characteristics
  • Allows for smaller sizes (higher dosage, fewer excipients)
  • Minimal yield losses
  • Higher productivity (tablet press speeds)
  • Excellent tablet stability
  • Versatility in formulation
  • High carrying capacity
  • Quality Controlled
  • Improved disintegration
  • Less friability
  • Reduced capping, laminating, and picking
  • Improved tablet hardness

Designed for Tableting

At Watson, we know the issues that are critical to tableting. Consistency in physical properties such as flowability, particle size distribution, and compression profile, are critical when selecting your directly compressible vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and herbals. That is why we have developed a line of nutrients especially for you, to assure minimal losses, higher productivity, minimal handling, more stable tablets, the highest bulk density, versatility in formulation, high carrying capacity, and guaranteed potency.

All of our directly compressible products are put through a rigorous physical evaluation for bulk density, flowability, compression profile, and particle size. Trial tablets are made and tested for hardness, dissolution, and friability. A complete analytical evaluation of each product is also performed to guarantee potency. Each lot is accompanied by a complete Certificate of Analysis from our analytical laboratory, located in our corporate headquarters in West Haven, Connecticut.

Toll Manufacturing:

Do you have an active or raw material you would like made directly compressible? Watson provides toll manufacturing services. Work with our research and development team to define your project. You provide the active or raw material and we can create the value-added product in the particle size range you are looking for. Depending on your goals, you can select from options such as having your product assayed by our in-house lab, pre-shipment samples sent to a third party laboratory of your choice or your laboratory for testing. Private label options and drop shipments are also available.

Agglomerations or Granulations for Direct Compression Include:

  • Ascorbic Acid 90%, 95%, 97% DC
  • Calcium Carbonate 90%
  • Chewable Sweeteners
  • Ferrous Fumarate 90%, 95%
  • Fructose 95%
  • Glucosamine HCl 95% DC
  • Glucosamine Sulfate 95% DC
  • L-Arginine 90%, 95% DC
  • Magnesium Carbonate 90% S
  • Mannitol 95% DC
  • Niacinamide Ascorbate
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 97%, 98%
  • Riboflavin 95%
  • Thiamin Hydrochloride 97%
  • Thiamin Mononitrate 97%