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Granulation Course at the University of Sheffield (UK) in July 2019

The program for the “hands-on” course at the University of Sheffield is in place and Alexanderwerk will, as in previous years, actively participate.

Mr. Manfred Felder will represent the Alexanderwerk in Sheffield. Mr. Felder (authorized signatory and manager of process engineering) will introduce the practical knowledge of how to operate and handle a roller compactor as well as the details and theory of dry granulation to the numerous international participants.

The Granulation Course takes place in Sheffield (UK) from July, 8th throughout July, 10th, 2019 .

Program 2019University of Sheffield

Presentations 
1. IntroductionProf. Agba Salman, University of Sheffield
2. Material Science for PowdersProf. Gerhard Niederreiter , Nestlé Research
3. Continuous Wet GranulationDr. Ranjit Dhenge, GSK
4. Fluidised Bed Drying ProcessProf. Agba Salman, University of Sheffield
5. Continuous Lean and QRMDr. Dave Doughty, Hallidex
6. Mixing and Blending of Solid MaterialsProf. Jim Litster, University of Sheffield
7. Milling and Tableting : Principles and MechanismsMr. Nigel Somerville Roberts, NSR Innovation
8. Measuring, Analysing and Modelling Particle SizeProf. Gavin Reynolds, AstraZeneca
  
Practical sessions 
1. Twin Screw GranulationDr. Ranjit Dhenge, GSK
2. Roller CompactionMr. Manfred Felder, Alexanderwerk
3. Extrusion: SpheronisationDr. Csaba Sinka, University of Leicester
4. Batch GranulationMr. Nigel Somerville Roberts, NSR Innovation & Mr. Thomas Lansdorf, EIRICH GmbH & Co KG
5. TablettingDr. Vikram Chouk, Addivant Global Technology
6. Finished Product CharacterisationDr. Riyadh Al-Asady , University of Sheffield
7. Continuous Tabletting Line CTL-ConsiGma25Dr. Chalak Omar, University of Sheffield

Alexanderwerk awarded Poster prize at the 9th Granulation Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland

After Alexanderwerk had already awarded the poster prize for the best posters in “Dry Granulation” in 2017, it was obvious that this would also happen at the 9th Granulation Conference in Lausanne. Of the total of 125 posters, 49 posters had registered for the prize. After a thorough review of all registered posters, the circle could be fleshed out to 10 participants. These 10 posters were all very close together in the rating, but only 3 have finally prevailed against the competition.

1. Place – Best Poster in “Dry Granulation”:
Finite Element Analysis: Feeding Powder Flow in Roller Compaction
The Poster was presented by Mingzhe Yu from the University of Sheffield (UK).

2. Place – Best Poster in “Dry Granulation”:
Effect Of Ribbon Properties On Granule Size Reduction in Dry Granulation Process
The Poster was presented by Giovanni Bizzotto from the University of Padua (IT).

3. Place – Best Poster in “Dry Granulation”:
Compaction Behaviour Analysis Of Granulated Materials Using Cooper-Eaton Equation
The Poster was presented by Sagar L. Uniyal from the University Toulouse (F).