Category Archive: Seminar / Conference

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

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).

Alexanderwerk goes local – Successful seminars in Mexico

Great feedback from the participants in Guadalajara and Mexico City confirm the importance of our international technical seminars. Matt Walczer, National Sales Manager of our US subsidiary Alexanderwerk Inc., was in Mexico at the beginning of June and supported two technical seminars there. His presentation entitled “The Power of Roller Compaction” was very well received by the audience and created a lot of interest in the high quality roller compactors from Alexanderwerk.

A big thank you to the organizing team of our agency Pacheco y Andresen!

Impressions from the two seminars …






Alexanderwerk goes local – Alexanderwerk Inc. experts support seminar in Mexico

Our partner for Mexico, Pacheco y Andresen, is organizing two OSD seminars in Mexico on June, 4th & 6th. We are pleased that we can actively support the seminars in Guadalajara and Mexico City. Alexanderwerk Inc. will be represented by our expert Matt Walczer, who also gives seminars and lunch ‘n’ learns in North America.

Guadalajara:  June, 4th 2019
Mexico City:  June, 6th 2019

For more information about the seminar, visit our partner’s website.

Upcoming seminar at TechCeuticals – “The Manufacturing Process and Troubleshooting”

From June 4th through June 6th, 2019, a training session covering “The Manufacturing Process and Troubleshooting” will take place at the TechCeuticals Laboratory in Cleveland, OH.

Albin Friedrich (National Sales Manager USA) will assist Michael Tousey of TechCeuticals in the education of Dry Granulation technology as used in tablet manufacturing. Albin Friedrich will also perform a detailed training into the theory of dry granulation. A hands on demonstration using the Alexanderwerk WP 120 roller compactor currently available at the TechCeuticals development center will complete the introduction to Dry Granulation.

Visit for information, or contact us in order to get a discount for this great seminar!

Seminar location: Techceuticals Lab, 2917 E. 79th Street, Cleveland, OH 44104 United States


Granulation Seminar at Alexanderwerk Inc. in October 2019 – Updated!

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Granulation Seminar 2019

After last year’s great success in Germany, the “Granulation Seminar 2019” will take place in the USA! The technical seminar will be organized by Alexanderwerk and partnered by world leading companies for Dry  & Wet Granulation.

Speakers from Academia and Industry will present latest research and innovations in various granulation methods. The two-day seminar will also feature demonstrations of the presented granulation technologies. The seminar is intended for participants from Pharma and LifeScience.


  • Presentations and Discussions with Specialists from Academia and Industry
Prof. Rex Reklaitis Prof. Rex Reklaitis
Purdue University, USA
College of Pharmacy, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
Prof. Steven Hoag Prof. Steven Hoag
University of Maryland, USA
School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Ass. Prof. Feng Zhang Ass. Prof. Feng Zhang
University of Texas at Austin, USA
College of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmaceutics
Director Mayur Lodaya Director Mayur Lodaya
Director, Technical Lead
CMO Americas,
CHSC GlaxoSmithKline, US



















  • Hands-on demonstrations of granulation methods (wet & dry granulation techniques)
    • High-shear granulation,
    • Twin-screw extrusion,
    • Roller compaction,
    • Fluid-bed granulation
  • Hands-on demonstration of a tableting process
    • Tablet-press
    • Granulation simulator
  • Poster Session on Granulation

Dates and Locations:

Sept., 30th:  Arrival at hotels, Evening Reception and Networking with the Organizers and Speakers
Oct., 1st:       Registration, Presentations & Discussions,  Evening Reception & Seminar Dinner
Oct., 2nd:     Demonstrations, Discussions, Fare Well

Fee:     99 US-$ / person       (incl. Lunches and Dinner)


  • Presentations & Demonstrations will be held at Alexanderwerk Inc., 102 Commerce Drive, Montgomeryville PA 18936 (see contact).
  • Receptions & Dinner – t.b.a.

After successful registration we will provide special corporate rates to participants for various hotels in North Wales / Montgomeryville.


Download the Seminar Flyer with the preliminary program!


Online Registration is now available!

Check & bookmark for more information!

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