The Center offers training programs, compression trials, simulation technology, and troubleshooting.


February 14, 2024

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KORSCH America opens innovation center
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KORSCH America, a global leader in tablet press technology, has opened an Innovation Center at its headquarters facility in South Easton, MA.

The Innovation Center will have multiple missions, from advancing industry education and tableting best practices to assisting customers with formulation and troubleshooting. Technical training programs will help existing and potential customers learn how to maximize prominent KORSCH manufacturing technologies. And tableting simulators, scale-up models, and full-scale production tablet presses will provide insight into optimized product formulations and equipment configurations. 

KORSCH’s compaction simulator technologies will be on full display at the INNOVATION CENTER. The facility’s team of process experts can help streamline even the most complicated formulation efforts, and leverage compaction simulation to characterize materials efficiently using minimal quantities. Troubleshooting common customer process issues also will be emphasized, including an innovative capability to predict and test a range of press tool coatings to address tablet picking and sticking defects often experienced with difficult formulations.  


Chosen to oversee the Center is tablet industry and materials research veteran Dr. James Stephens, who initially joined KORSCH America in September. Stephens earned a master’s degree and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University, where he conducted his thesis on in-die and out-of-die compaction monitoring. Among other professional achievements, he developed a now-patented method of ultrasound-dependent tablet characterization. His work also has involved nondestructive testing instrumentation, naturally derived lubricants and cleaners, and specialty synthetic ester and surfactant applications.

Stephens has worked extensively with KORSCH’s STYL’One compaction simulator technology, and specializes in training KORSCH customers in the intricacies of tablet compaction and solid dosage manufacturing.

KORSCH America is the US subsidiary of KORSCH AG, offering solutions for product development, scale-up, high-speed production, multi-layer, mini-tablet, and WIP/high-containment applications.

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