Kolmar Labs Group Inc. | Date: 2014-05-19
A punch for simultaneously pressing two or more different powder formulas has a punch body with a first region and second region. The first region is comprised of a first material and configured to apply a first predetermined pressure to a first powder formula when a ram force is placed on the punch body. The second region is at least partially comprised of a second material and is configured to apply a second predetermined pressure to a second powder formula when the ram force is placed on the punch body. The second material is less hard than the first material such that the second predetermined pressure is less than the first predetermined pressure.
Kolmar Labs Group Inc. | Date: 2014-01-17
A system for preparing a dry viscous material for packaging comprises a tank containing the dry viscous material, the tank having a nozzle at one end. A piston in the tank is configured to exert pressure on the dry viscous material in order to extrude the dry viscous material through the nozzle. A mold is movably positioned at a first position at an exit end of the nozzle, the mold having rigid sides surrounding a hollow and configured to accept the dry viscous material extruded from the nozzle so as to form the dry viscous material into a molded portion. A mold moving mechanism is configured to move the mold from the first position to a second position once a predefined amount of dry viscous material is received therein. Finally, an ejection mechanism is configured to remove the molded portion from the mold at the second position.