Tracking of the post-compressional behaviour of chewing gum tablets

Imre Jójárt, András Kelemen, Péter Kása, Klára Pintye-Hódi

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Abstract

The elasticity and elastic recovery of chewing gum powder were tested in this work. Powder rheological tests (flowability and compressibility) showed that direct compression is a suitable method for the preparation of chewing gum tablets. The advantages of this method relative to preparation by extrusion are economic: a reduced processing time, fewer manufacturing steps, less equipment, less process validation and reduced labour costs. A very important property of a chewing gum tablet is the chewability, which depends on the elasticity of the product. This was tested by breaking strength measurements and study of the deformation process. For a good chewable tablet, the authors suggest application of a compression force of 5 kN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume49
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2013

Keywords

  • B. Elasticity
  • B. Plastic deformation
  • B. Stress relaxation
  • E. Powder processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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