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Fette Compacting America Currently has two (2) pre-owned Fette 3090 double sided, high speed rotary tablet presses for sale at a special discount if purchased in 2016. Both Fette 3090’s have automatic weight control and pre-compression. We have one press with a 49-station D turret and one with a 61 station B turret installed. The cost of the press includes a Windows XP upgrade, and any parts that were necessary to rebuild the press. All the appropriate documentation will be supplied.

Please feel free to contact Jim Mossop at jmossop@fetteamerica.com or 973-586-8722, if you have any questions or if you would like a quotation.

Capsule Filling Machine

THE FEC40: A NEW CLASS OF HARD CAPSULE FILLING

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Consulting

PRODUCT PIRACY: NO TRIVIAL OFFENSE

Those who copy patented products, open themselves to prosecution. Patent attorney Philipp Mönkmeyer
explains, what should be considered in regards to tableting tools.

Tableting Technology

TABLETING TECHNOLOGY IN DETAIL - TURRETS

The turret is the heart of any rotary tablet press.

Merck in China

TARGET: TEN BILLIONS

Merck’s second largest pharmaceutical production site is currently taking shape on the east coast of China, just around a two-hour drive away from Shanghai. When the factory reaches full capacity in 2021, plans call for the production of ten billion tablets a year in Nantong. The tablet presses required to achieve this come from Fette Compacting.

Press release, April 26, 2016

2020 STRATEGY: LMT GROUP TAKES DECISIVE STEPS

Corporate group achieves a new sales record with around 380 million euro in 2015. Continued strong growth planned until 2020 by means of focus and investments of 120 million euro. Fette Compacting Engineering Division taps new business areas. The LMT Tools Division is bundling its forces and setting up Competence Centers in core markets.

Products

Continuous Manufacturing

The shape of a tablet is not just a question of how easy it is to swallow. It also affects how efficiently it can be produced.

Products

CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING: MONTHS BECOME HOURS

Product approval in real time? Producers of pharmaceuticals and machine manufacturers worldwide are working on this vision. Thanks to Continuous Manufacturing (CM), delays attributable to separate production processes, complex conversions and long offline analyses could soon be a thing of the past. Pilot plants are already available but it's still early days for technology in the area of commercial pharmaceutical production. In an interview, Dr. Martin Schöler from Fette Compacting outlines the discoveries made by these pilot projects and how the CM vision is to become a reality.

Products

A PRODUCT WITHIN A PRODUCT: CROSS-CONTAMINATION AS A CHALLENGE FOR TABLETING

Pharmaceutical production increasingly involves the use of highly-active ingredients. This is also accompanied by increased demands on containment. Cross-contamination in particular becomes a risk for patient safety and product quality. But what requirements actually apply here and what technologies offer effective protection during tableting?

Industry Prospects

PHARMAMARKET 2020: UPSWING TURN FOR GLOBAL PRODUCTION

According to current studies, pharmaceutical producers can look forward to growing demand in the years to come. Growth means that more people receive access to medical care on the one hand while special medication for rare diseases gains in importance on the other. This increases international requirements on flexibility and quality in production.

Machine technology is obliged to offer the right solutions for each product and each requirement - increasingly in accordance with uniform global standards. In an interview, Rainer Krugmann, Global Director Sales at Fette Compacting, provides an outlook as to what trends Fette Compacting can anticipate in the production of solid formulations.

Interphex 2016

FAST, INDIVIDUAL, DIGITAL: WHAT CUSTOMERS EXPECT OF GLOBAL SUPPORT

Trade fairs such as the Interphex 2016 are more than mere platforms for presenting new machinery. They also offer the opportunity to exchange information with regard to current requirements on technical support and consulting. In New York City, Fette Compacting will be availing of the opportunity to interact with American and international pharmaceutical customers in order to find out what they expect of a machine manufacturer: from individual service through around-the-clock availability to secure digital networking. Insights into this issue are provided by Lars Plüschau, Director Global Customer Support.

News

IN THE LAND OF INNOVATIONS: SUBSIDIARY OPENS IN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland is the international leader when it comes to innovation and exports in the pharmaceutical industry. With the aim of guaranteeing pharmaceutical companies even faster technical service on site, a subsidiary of Fette Compacting opened in Basel on May 1, 2015.

News

ANNIVERSARY: TEN YEARS IN NANJING

In October 2014 the LMT Group celebrated the tenth anniversary of its subsidiary Fette Compacting Nanjing. More than 250 guests and 120 staff accepted the invitation. On this occasion, managing director Olaf J. Müller gave the go-ahead for the LMT Group Academy China and informed the visitors about the company's plans for a new building.

US PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY USES PMAX TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY IN THE PRODUCTION

Using a Pmax turret with segment technology allows significantly more punches to be integrated than with conventional die tables. This is made possible by the FS12 punches which, with a shaft diameter of only twelve millimeters, do not require such a large spacing between the holes. The benefit of the punches can be seen in the production department at Amneal Pharmaceuticals in the USA.

Company

ROOM FOR THE FUTURE: NEW CUSTOMER AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN SCHWARZENBEK

The LMT Group is investing a total of ten million euros at the Schwarzenbek site in the next few years. Fette Compacting will receive a new customer and development center.

Awards

DESIGN MEETS EFFICIENCY

Interview

GLOBAL , FLEXIBLE AND LEAN: TRENDS IN PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTION


Dr. Christoph Ebensperger, Head of Business Segment Life Sciences Horvath & Partners Germany, analyzes the current trends moving the pharmaceutical industry.

Service

FROM THE WORLD OF GLOBAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT (PART 1): TABLET SEEKS MACHINE

The first part of the new series focuses on a question that can determine levels of efficiency and quality even before production has begun: Which machine is the right one for my tablet?

Service

FROM THE WORLD OF GLOBAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT (PART 2): SEARCHING FOR CLUES

High-quality spare parts safeguard efficiency and process reliability over the entire life cycle of a plant. Fette Compacting exclusively supplies uses OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products for international support with spare parts. The qualitative differences which can arise between original and generic parts are shown by two scientific studies using compression rollers as an example.

News

FE75 IN BRAZIL

Brazil has become a significant growth driver for the pharma industry: rising prosperity there is steadily increasing the demand for high-value medicines. That’s why Fette Compacting’s new FE75 tablet press had to be presented at FCE Pharma, the industry’s main fair in Latin America. As a result, its presentation from Interpack was shown to the FCE trade show in Brazil.

White Paper

FDA WARNING LETTER: ENSURING OPTIMUM USE OF TABLET PRESSES

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attracted considerable attention when it sent a Warning Letter that raised questions about why so many out-of-specification tablets are still distributed despite strict regulations and modern technology. In a White Paper Fette Compacting investigates the possible causes and offers advice on the optimum use of tablet presses.

News

A RACE TO CATCH UP: CHINA’S PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET

The development of the Chinese pharmaceutical market over the last 15 years is remarkable. Since the beginning of the new millennium, yearly growth rates have remained consistently above twenty percent.

Experts' Opinion

PROF. DR. STEFFENS: "PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES SHOULD INVEST IN QUALITY"

The changes in the pharmaceutical market have an impact on the engineering industry. The manufacturers of the equipment used in pharmaceutical production are no longer just “machine fitters”, but are involved in the design of the process from the very start. Prof. Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Steffens comments on the future challenges in the engineering industry.

Experts' Opinion

DR. SCHMIDT-BADER: "CONTINUOUS PROCESSES ARE THE FUTURE OF PRODUCTION"

The cost pressure in health care, rising demands of patients and rising costs in the development of new drugs influence the pharma production. Dr. Torsten Schmidt-Bader answers questions in regard to future challenges for the pharmaceutical industry and trends in production.

Excellence United Service

EXCELLENCE UNITED SERVICE - REACHABLE AROUND THE CLOCK

Pharmaceutical companies need to constantly increase production efficiency – every hour counts. The failure of a key machine can be a major disaster for production managers. Being able to reach the manufacturer’s technical support as soon as possible is therefore crucial when a breakdown occurs.

ULF SCHRADER:"PHARMA INDUSTRY AT CROSS-ROADS"

In recent years, the Pharma industry has found itself at cross-roads, its base of renewal eroding fast in the face of several major challenges. In parallel to these challenges however, new opportunities have emerged for the industry: new markets and consumers, new technologies, and more efficient operations. Ulf Schrader of McKinsey examines and evaluates this situation.